The Pro Football Concussion Report

A Fan's Look at Head Injuries and the Concussion Crisis in Football

DO REPEATED CONCUSSIONS AGE THE BRAIN FASTER?

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08.09.12

A University of Michigan research report hypothesizes that concussive and subconcussive head impacts set about a cascade of pathological events that accelerates declines in cognitive function typically associated with the aging process.

“So, if you played soccer and sustained some head impacts and maybe one concussion, then you may have a little risk. If you went on and played in college and took more head balls and sustained two more concussions, you’re probably at a little bigger risk. Then if you play professionally for a few years, and take more hits to the head, you increase the risk even more,” Broglio explained in the statement. “We believe it’s a cumulative effect.”

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