Ball headers are at risk of brain damage
Researchers at the University of Texas said that those who are accustomed to heading the ball and play soccer are less able to complete tasks that require basic thinking skills.
As reported by the Daily Mail (28/2), the study was completed a few months after an extensive study of the brain in American soccer players who mostly showed signs of brain damage caused by repeated head injuries.
The study, conducted by Boston University School of Medicine, tested the brains of soccer 50 players. The results showed that the relationship between head injuries sustained in sports affects the degenerative brain disease. This disease can lead to patients experiencing memory loss, dementia and depression.