New Study Correlates Boxing with Potential Brain Injury

A new study has concluded what may be obvious to brain injury lawyers like me – Amateur boxing is associated with acute neuronal and astroglial injury. A small population of boxers was studied to determine whether successive blows to the head were associated with injury to the neurons, which are the connective pathways that transmit information between different areas of the brain.  Not surprisingly, a relationship was found to exist.  Further study is needed to determine the exact amount of damage and correlating consequences, but for now the obvious conclusion has been drawn.   For the full article click here:  http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/63/9/1277

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