Playing football for just ONE season increases young players' risk of long-term brain injury

School-aged football players are at an increased risk of long-term effects in the brain after just one season of play, according to new research.
Two new studies conducted on children aged nine to 17 found changes in the area of the brain known as the default mode network (DMN), which is active while a person's mind is wandering and responsible for processing emotions.
The effects were seen in both players with and without a history of concussion, but were even greater in those who had suffered at least one in the past.
This study adds to the mounting evidence that concussions due to... read more

27 November 2017 in Health, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail

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