Young Football Player’s Brains

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Researchers say young football players can sustain brain injuries without having a concussion.

In Your Health Minute,

Repetitive blows to the head could cause brain changes among youth football players.

That’s according to a new study from Wake Forest University.

Researchers looked at the effects of head impacts that did not cause concussions in 26 adolescent football players.

MRI scans showed changes in their corpus callosum an important band of nerve fibers that connects the two halves of the brain.

There were no such changes in kids who played non contact sports.

 

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