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Title: How we discovered that heading a football causes impairment of brain function
Author(s): Ietswaart, Magdalena
Hunter, Angus
Di Virgilio, Thomas
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Issue Date: 24-Oct-2016
Date Deposited: 21-Nov-2016
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
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.  Access this article on The Conversation website:
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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