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    Well they actually can, fMRI and ****.. But you need to take a pic of the fighters brain in the start of his career like when you check his max Vo2 and cardiogram for example and maybe periodically test and compare. Could be a good idea. They say that MMA fighters suffer less because after a knock down they cant recuperate for ten secs, so their suffering is shorter....i don't know if i agree with that..someone laying on you and hammer punching your head after you were knocked down isn't beneficial to your arachnoid membrane either

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    Simple solution to that is to shave your head and condition it on a makiwara post from all angles. That way you can build enough callous to cushion the blows better than regular head gear would.
    Jokes aside, this is a serious issue and the military is really getting involved as well in relation to battlefield explosions.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/us...-to-bombs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsCG View Post
    Last fall there was a series of articles in swedish media regarding brain damage and ice hockey. Pads and helmets won't suffice. And a fun thing is that if you've managed to get some concussions, you're much more liable to mess up and get other injuries too.

    http://www.ltu.se/ltu/media/news/Hoc...g-1.85199?l=en
    Like I said, my classmates and professor both disagreed that pads and helmets wouldn't suffice. They thought the whole issue was a joke. Also, that was a point made in the article, if I recall correctly. After football players sustained a few head injuries, they were more likely to fumble/be intercepted/etc.

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    Not making any medical claims here...this is all opinion, but there are mind supporting supplements which are available (Nootropics) and some believe that these may be a good safeguard against dementia related conditions, especially for people like Battlefields (seriously, man) who may have, though their sheer awesomeness, put themselves at undue risk.

    Bill Romanowski, ex NFL player and sufferer of many concussions, developed Neuro1 to assist in cognitive health. I haven't tried this particular brand, but I hear good things: http://www.nutrition53.com/neuro1.htm

    Joe Rogan is a contributor/spokesman for AlphaBrain, which I have tried and have experienced positive effects to my quickness of thought and processing: http://www.onnit.com/alphabrain/

    Having said that, and nothing against the aforementioned products (as I said, I haven't even tried Neuro1), but I personally use Memoren: http://www.ruved.net/Memoren_p_167.html

    This stuff makes me feel amazing. Better at work, better at training, better at everything. Like I said, I can't speak on these supplements' effect on long term brain health, but others have. I can say that the tangible results lead me to believe that my overall brain health and longevity would very likely be improved with any of these products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWaggs View Post
    Not making any medical claims here...this is all opinion, but there are mind supporting supplements which are available (Nootropics) and some believe that these may be a good safeguard against dementia related conditions, especially for people like Battlefields (seriously, man) who may have, though their sheer awesomeness, put themselves at undue risk.

    Bill Romanowski, ex NFL player and sufferer of many concussions, developed Neuro1 to assist in cognitive health. I haven't tried this particular brand, but I hear good things: http://www.nutrition53.com/neuro1.htm

    Joe Rogan is a contributor/spokesman for AlphaBrain, which I have tried and have experienced positive effects to my quickness of thought and processing: http://www.onnit.com/alphabrain/

    Having said that, and nothing against the aforementioned products (as I said, I haven't even tried Neuro1), but I personally use Memoren: http://www.ruved.net/Memoren_p_167.html

    This stuff makes me feel amazing. Better at work, better at training, better at everything. Like I said, I can't speak on these supplements' effect on long term brain health, but others have. I can say that the tangible results lead me to believe that my overall brain health and longevity would very likely be improved with any of these products.
    For the record: if the word "proprietary" appears on the ingredients list, it means they don't want to tell you what's actually in it and, empirically speaking, it's probably snake oil.

    For actual neuroprotective effects, take creatine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post

    For actual neuroprotective effects, take creatine.
    Could you elaborate on that?

    I'm sure i can find info out there, yet i'd like to hear your take.

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    This is a pretty big issue. And I'm glad it is being brought up more in the media, with football players off-ing themselves left a right. It is also disturbing to me personally because like most of you, I've had a bunch of documented concussions. I played prop on my college rugby team for 4 years, including whoring onto men's teams, and playing in the all-star tournaments. Plus sevens in the summer! I had about 4 concussions that I remember. I also had one when I was in a head on collision.

    I don't have any memory problems, but I did have drastic personality changes, and some of my co-workers claim that I am schizophrenic... I'm not, but they just don't think outside of the box like I do. Plus they think stick fighting is crazy.

    But yeah, they can see brain atrophy, white matter disease, and inschemia on CTs and MRIs of the brain. They just can't atribute them to brain injury versus pre-existing conditions.

    The cool thing is, though, that they can treat for it through neuro-psych testing and treatment or just seeing a mental health doctor. And awareness is a big step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    For the record: if the word "proprietary" appears on the ingredients list, it means they don't want to tell you what's actually in it and, empirically speaking, it's probably snake oil.

    For actual neuroprotective effects, take creatine.
    Well, the stuff I recommended, Memoren, has all the ingredients on the bottle and is produced by a company quite revered at the health food stores. I'm just saying that people should try the stuff...I find it to have profound effects for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    Could you elaborate on that?

    I'm sure i can find info out there, yet i'd like to hear your take.
    Check out this post (if the anchor taking you to the specific post doesn't work, just hit Ctrl-F and look for the word creatine).

    Quote Originally Posted by RWaggs View Post
    Well, the stuff I recommended, Memoren, has all the ingredients on the bottle and is produced by a company quite revered at the health food stores. I'm just saying that people should try the stuff...I find it to have profound effects for me.
    I was more taking a shot at Romanowski's product. Memoren does list the quantity of their ingredients, but unfortunately they don't go into much detail about their breakdown. I guess that's a general problem dealing with herbals rather than chemically isolated ingredients, though.

    Health food stores make me sad :-(
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