Health 24: Head injuries in sport may cause up to 7% decrease in thinking skills

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

According to Boxing South Africa, between 1927 and 2001, 35 South African fighters won a total of 49 world boxing titles. And who can forget names like Gerrie Coetzee, Brian Mitchell and Jacob Matlala? A negative side of boxing is however the possibility of developing chronic traumatic brain injury (CTBI), which occurs in approximately 20% of professional boxers. But are there other sports where repeated trauma to the head is also common, and do those sports lead to any long-term brain damage? (July 17, 2017)

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