The link between concussion and neurodegenerative disease

Written by Lucy Chard (Future Science Group)


Research is consistently finding that concussion in early life, among children, adolescents and adults, can have an impact later on in life. Several studies are looking into links, whether it be how the injury was treated at the time of the event, follow-up medical care, age or sex, to better understand how this could lead to neurodegenerative disease. By gathering this information researchers can work to develop better treatment options for patients and try to mitigate lasting damage. Some of the most influential research in this topic is detailed here. Recovery profiles after concussion among male student-athletes and service cadets...

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