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Study Links 'Heading' of Soccer Ball to Brain Damage

  • Aired: 1/30/2013
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It's an integral part of the world's most popular sport, but may be more dangerous than anyone has realised. A new study finds that soccer players who head the ball frequently are in danger of developing brain damage similar to that in patients with traumatic brain injuries. And more headings result in more damage, says its lead author Dr. Michael Lipton of Yeshiva University in New York.

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