Gap Fill - Soccer Players - Level 1


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A UK found that a soccer ball can damage health. Researchers found that ex- football are three and a half more likely to die of dementia. The researchers compared the deaths of 7,676 ex-professional who played between 1900 and 1976 to of 23,000 people who did not play football. They found the ex-players suffered from a lot more injuries.

Football in the UK requested the after the of a player in 2002. Doctors said he died after "repeated brain traumas". The doctors said heading a ball could cause . A researcher said ex-football players were more to suffer from like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. He said were less likely to die of diseases, like heart disease and cancer.

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