Risk Factors for Traumatic Brain Injury

Males between the ages of 14 and 24 have the highest rate of traumatic brain injury. Males are almost twice as likely to suffer serious brain injuries than females .
 
Brain Injuries kill more Americans under the age of 34 than all other diseases combined.
 
Additionally, each year there is evidence that there is a genetic component that increases the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury. People with what’s known as a apolipoprotein E genotype can suffer more severe brain injury effects from trauma and have a more difficult time recovering from the effects of a brain injury. More information about testing for this genotype is available here.
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