News tagged with soccer players

Jocks beat bookworms on brain test

English Premier League soccer players, NHL hockey players, France's Top 14 club rugby players, and even elite amateur athletes have better developed cognitive functions than the average university student, according to a ...

Jan 31, 2013
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'Heading' a soccer ball could lead to brain injury

Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to study the effects of soccer 'heading,' researchers have found that players who head the ball with high frequency have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury ...

Nov 29, 2011
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Faking it on the soccer field

As the U.S. women prepare for a showdown with France in Wednesday's semifinal of the World Cup of soccer, a research group has reported two tantalizing tendencies in the game. Top female soccer players aren't beyond faking ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Can playing soccer lead to brain damage?

(HealthDay)—Soccer is an extremely popular team sport, and one of the few that doesn't require any protective head gear. But, a small study of professional soccer players from Germany suggests that even in players without ...

Nov 13, 2012
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