Gap Fill - Soccer Players - Level 2


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A UK has found that a soccer ball can damage mental . Experts from Glasgow University discovered that ex- football players are three and a times more likely to die of than other people. The looked at whether heading a football could lead to brain damage. They analyzed the deaths of 7,676 professional who played between 1900 and 1976. The team compared the of the players to those of 23,000 people who did not play football. They found that the ex-players suffered from a lot more brain .

The research was requested by two football in the UK. The associations made the after the death of an English football player in 2002. His family was he died because of playing football. Doctors said he died after "repeated brain traumas". The doctors said heading a soccer ball could cause . A researcher said his showed that ex-football players were more to suffer from Alzheimer's disease, neurone disease and Parkinson's disease. He said they were likely to die of common diseases, like heart disease and lung .

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