Structural, Functional, and Metabolic Brain Markers Differentiate Collision versus Contact and Non-Contact Athletes

  title={Structural, Functional, and Metabolic Brain Markers Differentiate Collision versus Contact and Non-Contact Athletes},
  author={Nathan William Churchill and Michael G. Hutchison and Alex P. Di Battista and Simon J. Graham and Tom A. Schweizer},
  journal={Frontiers in Neurology},
There is growing concern about how participation in contact sports affects the brain. Retrospective evidence suggests that contact sports are associated with long-term negative health outcomes. However, much of the research to date has focused on former athletes with significant health problems. Less is known about the health of current athletes in contact and collision sports who have not reported significant medical issues. In this cross-sectional study, advanced magnetic resonance imaging… 

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