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Brain changes can result from participation in one year of contact sports, evidence shows

The results of a study to determine the cumulative effects of head impacts as they relate to changes in the brain absent of concussion have been presented. The study concluded that a single season of football play can produce MRI measurable brain changes that have been previously association with mTBI -- adding to the increasing amounts of literature demonstrating that a season of participation in a contact sport can show changes in the brain in the absence of concussion or clinical findings.
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