Football Head Injuries Linked To Cognitive Impairment

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After having established a relationship between football-related head injuries and erectile dysfunction, a team of Harvard researchers also established the association of these concussions with cognitive impairment.

As a part of a larger study, the team found that not only the span of the players’ careers, but also their playing positions were factors for them being at risk of developing anxiety, depression, memory deficits, and confusion.

“Our findings confirm what some have suspected—a consistently and persistently elevated risk for men who play longer and who play in certain positions,” said study lead investigator Andrea Roberts, a research scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Our results underscore the importance of preventing concussions, vigilant monitoring of those who suffer them and finding new ways to mitigate the damage from head injuries.”

The findings of the research were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine and were a part of the Football Players Health Study.

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Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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