Contact sports associated with Lewy body disease, Parkinson’s disease symptoms, dementia

Contact sports associated with Lewy body disease, Parkinson’s disease symptoms, dementia
(Boston University School of Medicine) There is mounting evidence that repetitive head impacts from contact sports and other exposures are associated with the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and dementia. A new study suggests that contact sports athletes may also be at increased risk for Lewy Body Disease, which can cause Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder that leads to ... read more
Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-07-25