Glasgow University researched more than 7 thousand footballer and 23 thousand others
Samples of people who were active footballer in the 19th century in research were also taken.
According to the report, with the increasing age of footballers, this danger is proving deadly.
Dainik BhaskarOct 23, 2019, 12:00 PM IST Sports Desk. For football lovers, the thrill of a header during a match is the same as that of a bouncer in cricket. This shows the mental and physical strength of the player, as well as increases the level of aggression on the field. But all these headers planted on the field in their playing life are becoming a problem for footballers in the waning age. A research has shown that with the advancing age in footballers the risk of head and brain diseases is more than three times that of common people. This danger is proving to be of deadly level.
A news that came some time ago became the reason for this research. The news came that West Brom striker Jeff Astley died of serious head ailments. After this, Glasgow University started research on this basis. The research was conducted on 7,676 footballers and about 23 thousand others. Samples were also taken of those who have been active footballers in the 19th century. Jeff Astley's family was also involved in the research.
Symptoms of the disease are seen with aging
The result was that tackling the ball from the head was having a serious impact on the footballers. Its symptoms do not appear at that time, but start showing with age. The research also passed through the eyes of the Football Association and the Professional Footballers Association. One good thing, however, is that footballers are twice as likely to have heart or other serious illnesses than others.
Tackling the ball from the head has a serious impact on footballers
3 and a half times more likely to have dementia.
5 times more likely to have Alzheimer's.
4 times more likely to have neuronal disease.
2 times more likely to be Perkinson.
'Reduced risk of heart related diseases like cancer'
Glasgow neurologist doctor Willie Stewart explains – "Footballers are having a neuro-related problem, but because of their very active lifestyle they are much less likely to get heart disease, cancer or other such deadly diseases."