Only 'mild' memory effects found from rugby concussion

Only 'mild' memory effects found from rugby concussion
 

A study on the long-term effects of concussions in former Scotland rugby players has found they displayed "only some mild memory effects".
Fifty-two ex-internationals with an average of 14 concussions each were examined by the University of Glasgow.
Multiple sports concussions have been linked to the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
It has been found in the brain tissue of deceased former NFL athletes, boxers and rugby players.
The former players were examined alongside 29 control subjects.
"Overall there is not a suggestion of widespread decline in... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 25
Source: BBC
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