BBC News Reports Goalkeepers Are Not More Susceptible to Dementia Anymore

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More research is required to understand all the reasons for the high incidence of dementia among football players

A years-long study in Sweden revealed that male soccer players are 1.5 percent more likely than the general population to develop dementia.

9 percent of them contracted the disease, compared to 6 percent among others. However, the study showed that goalkeepers are not more likely than other players.

It is believed that hitting the ball with the head repeatedly is related to the disease, but dementia has many other causes.

A Scottish study revealed, earlier, a higher incidence of dementia among soccer players, compared to others.

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