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SPORTS MEDICINE : SPORTS INJURIES: CONCUSSIONS : SPORTS: FOOTBALL : AFTERMATH: Micro Concussions May Alter Football Players' Brains

David P. Dillard
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SPORTS MEDICINE :

SPORTS INJURIES: CONCUSSIONS :

SPORTS: FOOTBALL :

AFTERMATH:

Micro Concussions May Alter Football Players' Brains


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Micro Concussions May Alter Football Players' Brains

By Tim Newman

Published Monday 9 April 2018

Medical News Today

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321430.php


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A new study finds that players of contact sports have differences in their
brain activity when compared with people who play non-contact sports. The
authors ask whether micro concussions are to blame.

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There has been a significant drive, over recent years, to push the issue
of concussion to the front of people's minds.

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It's now common knowledge that someone who is concussed should not return
to the field of play and should take care to rest.

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The study that we are discussing today relates to a more common but much
less understood phenomenon: subconcussive impacts, which are also known as
micro concussions.

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The study authors define micro concussions as "impacts to the skull,
including those that do not produce acute concussion but nevertheless
result in clinical signs and symptoms."

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Across a college football season, a player might pick up well over 1,000
micro concussions. And, as research intensifies, scientists are growing
increasingly concerned that they may have a significant cumulative effect.

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Overall, though, the study only adds to the pile of inconclusive findings.
Although differences were seen  footballers' visual centers were busier
accurate interpretation is impossible at this stage.


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David Dillard
Temple University
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