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Study Finds Pattern in Brain Injuries Linked to Contact Sports

Posted Dec 03 2012 1:39pm

Years of hits to the head in football or other contact sports lead to a distinct pattern of brain damage that begins with an athlete having trouble focusing and can eventually progress to aggression and dementia, a study released on Monday says.

A worker assembles a Xenith football helmet at the company's facility in Lowell, Massachusetts March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sports Injuries , Traumatic Brain Injury
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