Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beware Footballers !! Too many headers 'can damage the brain'

BBC Health 29 Nov

A new study comes as a forewarning for the football players: Too many heads can lead to brain injury. The doctors warn that they have found proof on brain scans. The study is based on imaging of 32 keen amateur players revealed patterns of damage similar to that seen in patients with concussion.
Headers in football can be fatal (Photo: Live Leak)
It may be added that "Heading" is believed to have killed the English footballer Jeff Astle. Astle, 59, who died in 2002, developed cognitive problems after years of playing for England and West Bromwich Albion.

Read BBC Health for details


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