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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Food for Thought: Chocolate and Your Brain
Adding dark chocolate to your daily diet could benefit your brain, according to Italian researchers. “Regular intake of cocoa and chocolate could indeed provide beneficial effects on cognitive functioning over time,” said researchers from the University of L’Aquila in Italy. Studies have found that the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols, a class of natural compounds that can have neuroprotective effects.
Source: Science Daily
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