Concussions may have a link to Alzheimer’s Disease

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hit to headWho knew taking a hit in the head could be bad for your brain?

Everybody.  Everybody knew.  It’s common sense, but new revelations published in ‘Neurology’ show that it might not only lead to brain damage, but may make you more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Researchers found a link between Alzheimer’s patients with a history of head trauma and the build up of amyloid beta plaques in their brain, the red flag for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Almost 1/5th  more plaque in a patient that had a history of head trauma!

In recent years, the NFL has come under fire for the risk of head injury involved in football. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has already tackled the problem head on, changing rules and trying to alter the culture of football.

It’s a harsh reality of any contact sport.  See how some Houston Texans players weigh in.

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