Just ONE blow to the head causes the same brain damage as dementia: A single injury produces ‘hallmark proteins of Alzheimer’s’

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One blow to the head causes the same brain damage as dementia, new research suggests.

A single injury from heading a football or being in a boxing match leads to the production of tau proteins, which have been described as the ‘hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease’, a Scottish and Italian study found.

These proteins accumulate both at the site of injury and elsewhere in the brain, the research adds.

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