Study links footballers to brain damage
London and Cardiff University, Continual blows to the head may perhaps lead to dementia later in life.
this to long-term brain damage due to frequent blows to or sometimes kicks on
expose players at risk of developing this type brain diseases in later life.
Association has promised to investigate this claim.
College London and Cardiff University, involving the examination of six footballers
who had played for an average of 30 years.
dementia later in their lifetime, while four revealed signs of chronic
traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
their brains at autopsy we saw the sorts of changes that are seen in ex-boxers,
the changes that are often associated with repeated brain injury which are
known as CTE,” Professor Huw Morris told the BBC.
the first time in a series of players we have shown that there is evidence that
head injury has occurred earlier in their life which presumably has some impact
on them developing dementia.”