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Football players are more likely to have brain problems after the age of 65

An English study, published yesterday, revealed that soccer players are more likely to develop brain health problems after the age of 65, compared to the rest of the population.

The study, called Scores, was carried out by researchers at the English University of East Anglia, on online tests to remotely assess cognitive functions and monitor deterioration in brain health.

About 145 professional soccer players participated, including former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright, former Norwich duo Jeremy Goss and compatriot Iwan Roberts.

The study included 55 former players, aged 65 years or over, and their results were compared with 27 people who do not play football in the study group, whose age ranged between 65 years and over, as well as with a standard group of thousands of participants who were combined from other studies, and were subjected to tests. itself. According to the results of the study, the performance of former football players, who ranged between the ages of 40 and 50, is better than the rest of the participants, but the trend reverses with age.

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