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Head impacts in contact sports may reduce learning in college athletes

Head impacts experienced during contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen college athletes’ ability to acquire new information, according to a study of athletes from three Division I schools.
The findings, published in Neurology, involved 214 Division I athletes in contact sports and 45 athletes in non-contact sports, such as track, crew and Nordic skiing. Athletes were assessed at the beginning and end of their respective seasons, with the contact sport athletes wearing special helmets that recorded acceleration speed and other data at the time of any head impact. Read full article here courtesy of Healio.com

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