Rugby concussion only trigger ‘mild’ memory effects



Rugby players who suffer repeated concussions during their career are only at risk of “mild” memory effects in later life, research suggests.
Experts from Glasgow University examined the health of 52 retired Scottish male International rugby players and found little difference in cognitive tests compared to 29 volunteers.
The sport has attracted controversy in the past as repeated concussions have been linked to neurodegenerative disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.
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7 October 2016 in Health, Views: 25
Source: Scotsman
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