FA to fund study into possible link between heading, dementia

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An English study into whether heading a football can cause brain trauma will begin in January, investigating an issue that has been widely debated since the activity was blamed for contributing to a former star striker’s dementia.

A BBC documentary presented by former England captain Alan Shearer this month highlighted the case of Jeff Astle, who died aged 59 in 2002.

An inquest found that repeatedly heading a heavy leather football during his career was a factor in former West Bromwich Albion and England player Astle’s dementia.

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FA to fund study into possible link between heading, dementia


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