A small, prospective study of 40 retired National Football League (U.S.) players revealed over 40% had MRI evidence of traumatic brain injury. Additionally,  these individuals experienced significant abnormalities in attention and concentration (42%), in executive functions (50%), and learning/memory issues (44.7%). Excellent resources about sports concussions are available here.

LifeTip: Growing evidence suggests caution before allowing children or adults to engage in contact sports.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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