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  1. Study: Soccer Players More Vulnerable to Dementia

    Researchers in Glasgow have determined that former professional soccer players are five times more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 3.5 times more likely to succumb to other forms of dementia or neurological diseases. The findings indicate a link between brain trauma and soccer that's long been suspected by families of former players, who say repeatedly heading the ball or colliding with other players is more dangerous than people realize.

    Could this evidence impact the game? The family of one former English soccer player said they're "staggered" by the results and, along with other families and researchers, are calling for new concussion protocols in games.

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