October 24, 2016

Bad news for heading soccer balls

Guardian, UK - New research into heading a [soccer ball] has identified “significant” changes in brain function from routine practice. Research reveals footballers are still heading for serious trouble

The study from the University of Stirling is the first to detect direct changes after players are exposed to everyday head impacts, as opposed to clinical brain injuries like concussion. The findings come after concerns that players’ brains are damaged by repeated head impacts.

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