Playing football in high school changes the brain

Dec 12, 2018 by

Researchers have discovered that just a single season of high school football appears to be enough to cause microscopic changes in the brain’s structure....

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Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

Apr 28, 2018 by

Increasing evidence supports the idea that brains with subconcussive impacts, also known as “micro concussions,” have measurable differences compared to brains that have received no micro concussions....

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Single season of football can change a kid’s brain

Jan 30, 2018 by

After inserting sensors in the helmets of children and teens playing football, researchers found that practice is where the most head impacts occur. In turn, a single season of football is enough to change a kid’s brain....

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LearningRx reviews study on brain damage and soccer players

Jun 10, 2017 by

Evidence of brain damage found in former soccer players A post-mortem study of the brains of six retired soccer players with dementia found that four had CTE and all six had signs of Alzheimer’s....

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For seniors, weightlifting improves cognitive function

Feb 23, 2017 by

According to a new study from the University of Sydney, gradually increasing muscle strength improve cognitive function for those between 55 and 68....

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Protein released in response to running improves memory

Sep 4, 2016 by

A study using mice found that running increased the protein cathepsin B, which spurred brain cell growth and improved memory recall after running. Mice lacking the ability to produce cathepsin B could not remember where a particular platform in...

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