Public release date: 29-Nov-2011
Contact: Kim Newman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Frequent 'heading' in soccer can lead to brain injury and cognitive impairment
Einstein Montefiore research suggests frequency threshold for injury that could lead to safety guidelines
November 29, 2011 – (BRONX, NY) – Using advanced imaging techniques and cognitive tests, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center , the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, have shown that repeatedly heading a soccer ball increases the risk for brain injury and cognitive impairment. The imaging portion of the findings was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.