Brain damage in former players fuels soccer ‘heading’ fears
LONDON (Reuters) Scientists have found Canada Goose Jackets signs of brain damage that could cause dementia in a handful of canada goose replica former soccer players, fuelling worries about the danger of frequent knocks from heading the ball or colliding with others on the field.
The small study was Canada Goose online the first of its kind, involving buy canada goose jacket cheap post mortems on six men who died with dementia after long careers playing soccer. All were skilled headers of the ball.
It suggests that some professional soccer players might risk the same long term cognitive problems suffered by boxers and some American football canada goose players.
But experts said more research was needed to prove cheap Canada Goose any definitive link between heading a football and developing dementia, and they added canada goose clearance sale that the risk was likely to be minimal for occasional players.
demonstrated that the same type of pathology that occurs in canadian goose jacket ex boxers can also buy canada goose jacket occur in some ex footballers who have dementia, but I canada goose outlet toronto factory emphasise this is a very small number of players, said co canada goose black friday sale lead researcher Huw Morris of London UCL Institute of Neurology.
average playing career of these players was 26 years, which is thousands of canada goose outlet store locations hours of game playing, canada goose outlet nyc Canada Goose sale thousands of hours of practice and thousands of headers. I think the risk is extremely low from playing recreational football.
Soccer is the canada goose https://www.arconserve.ca clearance most popular sport in the world and scientists said the danger of head injuries had to be weighed against the game known benefits in Canada Goose Parka improving cardiovascular health, which actually reduces the likelihood of developing dementia.
The study, published canada goose coats in the 2018 canada goose outlet journal Acta Neuropathologica on Wednesday, followed 14 Canada Goose Coats On Sale retired soccer players with dementia and secured Canada Goose Online next of kin permission for post mortem examinations for six of them.
The scientists found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, in four of the six brains. All six also had signs of Alzheimer disease.
CTE is common in ex Canada Goose Outlet boxers canada goose coats on sale and has been linked canada goose deals to progressive memory, behavioural and motor impairment.
Unlike boxing or American football, blows to the head in soccer are generally lower impact and players are less canada goose store likely to experience concussion. But there may still be cumulative damage from sub concussive impacts, experts believe.
Britain Football Association said more work was needed into whether degenerative brain disease was more common in ex footballers, adding it planned to jointly fund research with the Professional Footballers Association.
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