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Concussions can have permanent consequences

A study published this week in JAMA Neurology – assessed the brains of 28 retired National Football League (NFL) players who suffered a concussion with loss of consciousness.

 The study took brain scans of the players and a control group.  The study authors found that the hippocampus, the region of the brain involved with memory was smaller in the athletes who suffered a concussion with loss of consciousness as compared to a control group.

Although an individual can sustain a concussion without any loss of consciousness, this study is an important finding regarding the long term consequences of a concussion where there is a documented loss of consciousness.

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