Education helps with brain injury recovery

  • College degrees may benefit you when it comes to recovering from traumatic brain injury. A recent study involving 769 adults revealed that 39 percent of people who went to college recovered within a year, as opposed to 10 percent who didn't attend high school. 

    Moreover, those who studied more recovered even better. "It's a very dramatic difference," lead author Eric Schneider said, noting that higher education helps the brain to find its way around the damage. 

    He mentioned that people who want to remain strong should consider studying and staying physically fit and active. However, the study didn't find any casual link between recovery and education since less-educated patients may just be unmotivated, which was one measure used in the study. 

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