Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests.
“It makes sense that children, whose brains are rapidly developing, should not be hitting their heads over and over again,” said lead author Julie Stamm, who conducted the study as part of her doctoral dissertation at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.
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