Brain Differences Found in NCAA Football Players

May 13, 2014 8:05 PM

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Brain Differences Found in NCAA Football Players

CHICAGO (AP) — A small study of college football players found that the areas of their brains that control memory were smaller than average, especially if they had suffered concussions. But more research is needed to determine if the differences mean they’re headed for problems down the road.

The study of NCAA players is only preliminary, but the differences were seen in a part of the brain affected by a destructive disease linked with head blows and found in autopsies of some former NFL players.

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