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Scientific evidence that punches to the head is harmful in boxing? (Even with protective gear)

Yes, there is scientific evidence that boxing is harmful to the head - Amateur/Olympic boxers show cerebrospinal fluid changes indicative of neural injury Neurochemical aftermath of boxing (Note - ...
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Any conditioning exercise that can prevent concussion caused by a punch or kick to the head or neck?

My first piece of advice is to see a doctor. If you are suffering something other than a concussion, that's important to know. However, if you are suffering concussions, you are risking your health ...
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Risk of head injuries or cognitive impairment from training BJJ?

Head injuries in Judo and possible differences between Judo and BJJ The studies1 quoted in this answer about head and neck injuries in judo come to the conclusion that: severe injuries in judo are ...
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Scientific evidence that punches to the head is harmful in boxing? (Even with protective gear)

I'm curious as to how you didn't manage to find studies. I did a standard Google search and came up with reputable organizations dedicated to the study and treatment of Chronic Traumatic ...
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Does practising judo increase the likelihood of sustaining a brain injury?

According to the following paper, Injuries in judo: a systematic literature review including suggestions for prevention: severe injuries in judo are rare, but when they do occur they are mostly to ...
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Concussion in light sparring

Yes, there's a danger of concussion. My answer to another question on concusssions. Do you know what sports end up getting a surprising amount of concussions? Soccer and volleyball. It's not ...
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Dementia Pugilistica and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: How to know when to call it quits?

Currently there's no diagnostic assay for CTE. There's no treatment, nor is there any cure, either. According to Alzheimer's Association, the symptoms of CTE include: Memory loss. Confusion. ...
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Reducing brain damage in sparring

Deliberately avoiding CTE issue - I will let someone else find/do the studies Looking at your own sparring - learn your distance! If you are sparring light/touch contact then yes you need to control ...
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Concussion in light sparring

Since you don't compete, and you're sparring once a week, you probably aren't taking enough damage to cause noticeable long term affects. One issue is the shots don't always have to hurt to cause ...
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Scientific evidence that punches to the head is harmful in boxing? (Even with protective gear)

Getting hit in the head is definitely bad Most people are worried about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which can bring terrible things including loss of coordination, memory loss, depression,...
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Is there a risk of brain trauma in light sparring Muay Thai?

There is an old russian wisdom - "who don't take risks would not drink champaign". If you are aware of brain trauma, maybe it would be better to pick something other - without intensive full-...
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Concussion in light sparring

In short, yes. There's always that danger. When you're training with experienced partners, this danger is near to none, as they know how to measure hit strength. However, if you train with beginners, ...
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Any conditioning exercise that can prevent concussion caused by a punch or kick to the head or neck?

What you are talking about sounds like a disruption to the vestibular system of the inner ear. Some people are particularly sensitive to disequilibrium from abrupt motion. If this is the case for you, ...
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Scientific evidence that punches to the head is harmful in boxing? (Even with protective gear)

Here is Scientific evidence that punches to the head are harmful in boxing: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3296090 Guterman, A. and Robert W. Smith. "Neurological Sequalae of Boxing." Sports ...
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How bad is kickboxing for your brain?

You should stop training IMMEDIATELY I mean, is it something that always occurs, or is it incidental? Sometimes when I'm hit well (about 2 - 3 times every training), I see stars and feel a little ...
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Possible explanations for contradictory facts on headgear and brain damage?

Possible explanations: Your source did not do a study Your source did not cite a study Your source's studies were not peer reviewed Your sources compared different styles and rules Your sources ...
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Possible explanations for contradictory facts on headgear and brain damage?

Headgear prevents cuts, not concussions The study of AIBA headgear in tournaments is useful to you. The story according to this paper is that headgear increases referee stoppages (paper's proxy for ...
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How can you take steps to decrease risk of brain damage during Thai sparring?

With any luck, you'll already be able to decide whether you want to fight regularly, whether as an amateur or professional. If you want to fight, then you'll have to expose yourself to the inevitable ...
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Does practising judo increase the likelihood of sustaining a brain injury?

The highlighted concerns is head first landings may potentially cause long term brain injury Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) Wikipedia give a general idea of CTE. It is a progressive ...
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