Repeated concussions may lead to motor neuron diseases

08/17/2010 | Reuters

A U.S. study suggests that repeated concussions may cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease in the long run. Researchers examined the donated brains of 12 athletes with chronic traumatic encephalopathy who experienced repeated head trauma during their careers and found a similar pattern of nerve damage.

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