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Study: Head injuries in contact sports may lead to memory issues

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College athletes who suffer from head injuries in contact sports may have some difficulty remembering new information. Before their season began, researchers at Dartmouth University tested the memory and thinking skills of athletes. They broke them up into groups of those who played contact sports and those who did not play contact sports. 

They were tested again after their season was over. Researchers say 22% of the contact sport athletes performed worse than expected on post season test. That's compared to 4% of the non-contact sports athletes.

 

 

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