History of concussion in young athletes may lead to more severe brain damage from future concussion

Written by Ryan Gilroy (Future Science Group)

A study from St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada) suggests athletes with a history of concussion may develop more serious brain injury from a later concussion, particularly in middle regions of the brain that are more susceptible to damage, when compared to athletes with no history of concussion.   The research, published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, monitored 228 athletes who participated in sports such as football, volleyball and soccer.  “We know concussions may have long-term effects on the brain that last beyond getting a doctor’s clearance to return to play,” commented study author Tom A...

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