Quanterix’ Simoa Technology Reveals Link Between Soccer Headers and Concussions for the First Time
New research marks the latest example of neurofilament light chain (NfL) as a critical biomarker for detecting brain injuries
“We’ve long suspected that repeatedly heading a soccer ball could have
similar effects to those already demonstrated by repeated subconcussive
blows in American football, namely the elevation of biomarkers
indicative of brain injury,” said
The study, led by Dr.
Soccer, widely considered to be the world’s most popular sport today, continues to witness tremendous growth globally and its popularity is only expected to rise. According to a 2018 World Football Report from Nielsen, more than 40 percent of the world’s population reports being interested in soccer, putting it well ahead of rival sports.
“This study also serves to reinforce the potential of NfL as a critical
biomarker for advancing the early detection, treatment and prevention of
neurological diseases, as previously demonstrated by a
number of peer-reviewed publications.
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