Mounting evidence has been supported by the latest study on brain injury in adolescents that adds to a growing body of research which indicates girls have a higher incidence of concussions than boys and might also experience more persistent symptoms of brain injury, long term. Concussion recovery Is slower in female children and adolescents. According to a new study that tracked hundreds of teenagers active in sports, recovering from a concussion typically takes female athletes more than twice as long as males.
“Analysis revealed the median recovery time for girls was 28 days—more than double that of boys, which was 11 days. The results appeared Monday inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.”
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