The brain is only 2% of a person's body mass, but it takes 20% of the body's energy. The brain's need for energy increases exponentially after a TBI.
David Hovda, PhD is the director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. He is past president of the National Neurotrauma Society and past president of the International Neurotrauma Society. He has served as chair of study sections for the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke.
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