It Might Not Take A Concussion To Change A High Schooler's Brain

December 3, 2014 11:37 PM

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The debate about the longterm dangers of playing high school football typically centers around concussions -- but a new study from the Radiological Society of North America could suggest it may not take a concussion to alter a young player's brain.

Researchers studied 24 players, ages 16 through 18. None of the players was reported to have a concussion. Despite this absence, brain scans taken after just one playing season showed significantly decreased fractional anisotropy, which is associated with brain abnormalities. It is also associated w...

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