Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer’s

06 March 2018 – Medical News Today

 

A new study has now investigated claims that head injuries from contact sports may impact on brain health later in life.

A new study from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas seems to confirm some of these fears, as it links traumatic brain injury (TBI) with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Munro Cullum — the neuropsychologist in charge of the research — and his colleagues drew their conclusions by looking at cases of Alzheimer’s that had been confirmed postmortem.

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The study’s findings were published in the journal Neuropsychology.

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