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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182524273
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Cognitive Decline and Aging: The Role of Concussive and Subconcussive Impacts

Broglio, Steven P.1,2; Eckner, James T.2,3; Paulson, Henry L.4,5; Kutcher, Jeffery S.2,4

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Abstract

Concussion has been viewed historically as a transient injury with no evidence supporting the existence of persistent effects. However, our recent work demonstrates electroencephalographic and motor control changes in otherwise healthy individuals with a history of concussion. We therefore hypothesize that concussive and subconcussive head impacts set about a cascade of pathological events that accelerates declines in cognitive function typically associated with the aging process.

©2012 The American College of Sports Medicine

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