Heading the ball found to cause brain damage

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PROFESSIONAL footballers reading this may want to bookmark this post right about now – research has found that heading the ball may cause brain damage.
A US study has shown evidence of mental impairment caused by repeatedly bouncing a football off the head – which scientists term “mild traumatic brain injury of the frontal lobes”.
More research is needed to determine whether the changes are long-lasting or temporary, but the findings indicate that increasing amounts of playing time worsen performance – so get warming that bench, fellas.
Dr Anne Sereno, from the University of Texas, said: “These findings suggest that even subconcussive blows in soccer can result in cognitive function changes that are consistent with mild traumatic brain injury of the frontal lobes.”

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