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October 20, 2021 30 min

Speaking to coaches, parents, and athletes, Dr. Oliver and Cody Lust discuss what they learned about head trauma and omega-3 from their research in Division I college football players. Does omega-3 provide protection for the brain? What are the omega-3 levels in athletes today? Huddle in to hear about concussion vs. repetitive sub-concussive impact, function vs. optimal intake of omega-3; should football be banned and what about other sports, such as soccer, rugby, gymnastics, and hockey? Topics Discussed: 2:25 Introduction to concussion and sub-concussive impacts 6:01 DHA omega-3 related research 12:30 Omega-3 dose response in collegiate athletes 19:18 Recommendations on omega-3 intake 22:31 Should we ban contact sports? 27:09 New research on omega-3 Resources Mentioned in this episode: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26765633/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29368186/

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