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Heading Soccer Balls Causes More Damage to Females than Males

Today, it is common to see members of a female soccer team training close to the ground that is being used by their male counterparts, and this is pleasing given how far society has come before accepting that females can participate in contact sports. However, lots of sports scientists noticed that females were complaining more about the effects of heading the ball when compared to their male counterparts. It now turns out that there is a scientific reason for that as explored below.

According to a study that was led by Dr. Michael Lipton, a neuroscientist based at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, women suffer five times the amount of brain damage as males who head the ball during soccer games. The study also found that women take longer to recover from the resultant…


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