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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center research shows fish oil component given up to 5 hours after stroke limits brain damage
Date:11/9/2010

city or country. Louisiana ranks 46th in stroke deaths. It has been estimated that the direct and indirect costs of stroke in the United States total nearly $74 billion.

"We are in an unprecedented time, from a public health point of view, in regards to tackling stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders," concludes Dr. Bazan. "Stroke is an outright attack on the nervous system, and each year stroke kills over 150,000 Americans. Truly for the first time, translational research and the clinics are poised to converge in their public health efforts to combat stroke. From a therapeutic point of view, we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. What we need now is for the political and societal views on stroke to converge in the same way that the research laboratories and hospitals are now doing. This would be a major step forward in fighting this disease."


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Contact: Leslie Capo
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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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