While the link between American football and CTE is being investigated, we may not realize that post-mortem studies are also being conducted to find a link between soccer and CTE. It seems that many retired professional soccer players have suffered from dementia and the onset of the disease was unusually young in these players. Studies are ongoing, and though a link hasn’t been definitively found, the evidence is growing that repetitively heading the ball could lead to future cognitive decline. To learn more, please see The Independent.
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