Potential reasons for this decline in males might include successful prevention efforts (e.g., safety-minded rule changes in contact sports
), reduced participation in contact sports
, or changes in care-seeking behaviors.
This study--published in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology--suggests that those motor symptoms instead are caused by a separate disease, now also linked to contact sports
participation, called Lewy body disease (LBD).
'We found the number of years an individual was exposed to contact sports
, including football, ice hockey, and boxing, was associated with the development of neocortical LBD, and LBD, in turn, was associated with Parkinsonism and dementia,' said Thor Stein, neuropathologist at the Boston University.
The physical and mental strain placed on participants of professional contact sport
cannot be underestimated."
"My parents were advised to keep me away from contact sports
and I had to have regular check-ups on my head until the age of 10 when the hospital gave me the all-clear."
Roller derby is a contact sport
played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track.
athletes may be more aggressive off the field than no contact sports
12 ( ANI ): Repeated blows to the head during a season of contact sports
could cause brain changes and affect cognitive abilities even if none of the impacts have resulted in a concussion.
A concussion occurs most often during contact sports
, such as football, hockey and lacrosse.
After his first heart transplant in 1992 at age 12, Compton gave up contact sports
and began playing golf.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study suggested that head impacts experienced during contact sports
such as football and hockey may worsen some college athletes' ability to acquire new information.
Rainbow BioSciences LLC reported on Friday the launch of a collaboration with Amarantus BioSciences Inc (OTCBB:AMBS.OB) and Brewer Sports International (BSI) to form Coalition for Concussion Treatment campaign to increase awareness about new medical therapies in development to effectively treat traumatic brain injuries (concussions) in contact sports