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From Serious Law:

Doctors may be able to limit brain injury resulting from stroke by administering a fish oil component to patients.

Docosahexaenoic acid can be used to protect brain tissue against the damaging impacts of ischemic stroke, according to scientists at the Louisiana State University.

Researchers found that this extract from fish provides protection to key brain tissue, even if administered up to five hours after stroke.

Commenting on the findings published in the Translational Stroke Research journal, lead researcher Dr Nicolas Bazan said: "There is no simple solution just yet, but each new discovery brings us closer to defeating stroke and other debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.

"We are in an unprecedented time, from a public health point of view, in regards to tackling stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders."

Meanwhile, recent research published in Archives of Neurology indicated that a quarter of patients stop taking medication within three months of hospitalisation for acute stroke.

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