Research: Soccer headers may affect brain function
Posted at: 03/01/2013 10:24 AM
Head injuries among athletes are a growing concern especially concussions on the football field and now new research shows less forceful impacts like soccer headers, may affect brain function.
A study out of the University of Texas found high school female soccer players were significantly slower on computer tasks that required specific voluntary response than non-soccer players.
Experts say this shows even mild blows to the head can impact cognitive functions.