Soccer Players Show Signs of Brain Damage

Repetitive hits to the head that are below the threshold for causing a concussion may still cause changes in the brain, a small study of soccer players found. On average, elite male soccer players -- who often use their heads to direct the ball -- had a range of changes in the white matter deep inside their brains compared to a group of competitive swimmers who were unlikely to have repetitive brain trauma, according to Dr. Inga Koerte of Harvard Medical Schools Psychiatry Neuroimaging...Full Story
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