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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:48 PM

Study finds pattern in brain injuries linked to contact sports

By Scott Malone
BOSTON | Mon Dec 3, 2012 1:58pm EST

(Reuters) - Years of hits to the head in football or other contact sports lead to a distinct pattern of brain damage that begins with an athlete having trouble focusing and can eventually progress to aggression and dementia, a study released on Monday says.

Researchers examining the brains of 85 former athletes and soldiers who sustained multiple mild head injuries over their lives found the condition they developed, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, came in an "ordered and predictable" four-stage pattern.

The condition, which causes depression and erratic behavior, has attracted public concern in recent years following the high-profile suicides of former professional athletes ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/03/us-concussion-idUSBRE8B212X20121203

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

1. Repeated blows to the head cause brian injuries? Who knew? nt

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. well

 

that is why they get payed so much money!

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:15 PM

3. Many thanks, S4P,

I can't tell you how this "mainstream" information source may help my young adult son...and the timing is perfect. Just. Thanks.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:13 PM

4. That's probably why "dumb jock" is such a persistent meme

They didn't start out that way. Getting dropped on their heads repeatedly did it to them.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:33 PM

5. what do u mean by this

 

i donot understand you well please try and be explicit

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