Abnormalities in brain white matter may occur in youth football players suffering sub-concussive head impacts

Written by Jonathan Wilkinson

Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine (NC, USA) have published findings reporting that changes in the brains of youth football players can be observed after a single season of play. What is of particular note is that these changes were seen in players that had not suffered a concussion during the season. This study has been published in Radiology and offers a new perspective into research regarding brain injury occurring in youth sports. Christopher Winslow explained the premise of his team’s study: “Most investigators believe that concussions are bad for the brain, but what about the hundreds of head...

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