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How we discovered that heading a football causes impairment of brain function

Citation
Ietswaart M, Hunter A & Di Virgilio T (2016) How we discovered that heading a football causes impairment of brain function, The Conversation, 24.10.2016.

Abstract
First paragraph: Heading a football may look effortless but many scientists have suspected it might actually harm the player’s brain. There could be real consequences – we know that brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementia, for example. However, it has proven surprisingly difficult to find out the true impact of football heading, partly because mild brain injury is notoriously difficult to detect. 

StatusPublished
AuthorsIetswaart Magdalena, Hunter Angus, Di Virgilio Thomas
Publication date online24/10/2016
URLhttps://theconversation.com/…n-function-67468
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon
ISSN No ISSN
LanguageEnglish

Journal
the Conversation

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