Genetic interplay with soccer ball heading

Smith, D. H. and Stewart, W. (2020) Genetic interplay with soccer ball heading. Nature Reviews Neurology, 16(4), pp. 189-190. (doi: 10.1038/s41582-020-0334-6) (PMID:32152459)

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Mortality from neurodegenerative disease is high among professional soccer players, potentially associated with repeated head impacts during routine gameplay. New data suggest that the apolipoprotein E ε4 allele might exacerbate the effects of soccer ball heading on cognition. However, genotyping of athletes to determine their dementia risk remains a distant prospect.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr William
Authors: Smith, D. H., and Stewart, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Nature Reviews Neurology
Publisher:Nature Research
ISSN (Online):1759-4766
Published Online:09 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature
First Published:First published in Nature Reviews Neurology 16(4): 189-190
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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