Contact Sports Could Be Damaging Your Brain


By Molly Clifton

New research suggests contact sport athletes could damage their brain, even without receiving a concussion. 

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine found blows to the head during a single season of football or ice hockey may affect the brain’s white matter by damaging memory or the ability to think. 

The study compared contact and non-contact sports like track and crew and found that contact players performed much worse on memory and learning tests at the end of the season.

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