Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

In a study with concerning implications for anyone exposed to brain trauma, data was recently published in the journal of Neurology finding that people who sustained brain injury, even mild traumatic brain injury, had a 56% higher rate of developing Parkinson Disease. In the study, titled Mild TBI and Risk of Parkinson Disease – A … More Study – Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Results in 56% Higher Chance of Parkinson Disease

Study – Second Brain Injury During Recovery Phase Can Have “Dire Consequences” For Brain Repair

Adding to this site’s database of combative sports and brain health safety studies, important research was recently published highlighting the need to protect the brain while its recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury. In the study, titled Distinct Myeloid Cell Subsets Promote Meningeal Remodeling and Vascular Repair After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, published in … More Study – Second Brain Injury During Recovery Phase Can Have “Dire Consequences” For Brain Repair

CDC Finds Mileage is the “Greatest Risk Factor” in Developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

There is still much that remains unknown about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy “CTE”, a disease which can take a catastrophic toll on combative sport and contact sport athletes. What researchers do know, however, is that mileage matters and that both repeated concussive and sub-concussive hits can lead to the disease.  How many hits are too many?  … More CDC Finds Mileage is the “Greatest Risk Factor” in Developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Study – 34% of Competitors Injured During Army Combatives Tournaments

Adding to this site’s archives of combative sports safety studies a recent article was published in the journal of Military Medicine reviewing the injury and disability rate following Army Combatives Tournaments (a competition very similar to MMA). In the recent study, titled Injuries Sustained During Modern Army Combatives Tournaments, the authors reviewed records from 195 MAC competitors … More Study – 34% of Competitors Injured During Army Combatives Tournaments

New Study Finds Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE

A recent study has been published confirming what appears to be increasingly clearer – CTE is a disease of mileage. The study, titled Concussion, microvascular injury, and early taupathy in young athletes after impact head injury and impact concussion mouse model, was published in Brain, a Journal of Neurology.  The full study can be found … More New Study Finds Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE

Study Examines Reasons Why MMA Bouts Cancelled During Pre Bout Medical Screenings

Adding to this site’s archives of combative sports safety studies a recent article was published in the journal of Sports Medicine reviewing reasons for MMA bouts being cancelled during the pre-bout examination process. The study examined 6 years worth of data obtained from the Calgary Combative Sports Commission noting that 5.4% of all bouts were … More Study Examines Reasons Why MMA Bouts Cancelled During Pre Bout Medical Screenings

Study – Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Can Lead to Impaired Strength and Cognitive Function at Fight Time

A study was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine with critical findings addressing rapid extreme weight cutting practices in mixed martial arts. In the study, titled “The cognitive and physical effects of pre-competition rapid weight loss and gain in mixed martial arts athletes” the authors recruited 60 mixed martial artists and examined … More Study – Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Can Lead to Impaired Strength and Cognitive Function at Fight Time

Multiple Concussions in Pro Athletes Linked With Memory, Executive and Behavioural Symptoms

Adding to this site’s database of sports related brain trauma studies, the Journal of Neurotrauma published a study looking at potential impairment of professional athletes with a history of concussions. In the recent study titled “Motor Function in Former Professional Football Players with a History of Multiple Concussions” the authors compared 45 ex CFL players … More Multiple Concussions in Pro Athletes Linked With Memory, Executive and Behavioural Symptoms

Study Review- Rate and Risk of Head Trauma in MMA Poorly Understood

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent systematic review of literature was published in the journal Trauma earlier this month discussing the state of knowledge of head injury rates in mixed martial arts. In the study, titled “Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts: A Systemic Review” the authors reviewed … More Study Review- Rate and Risk of Head Trauma in MMA Poorly Understood

Recent Study Finds Rapid Weight Cuts Not Associated With Competitive Success for Elite Boxers

Adding to the list of this site’s archived combative sports safety studies, research was recently published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performace finding that Rapid Weight Loss was not associated with competitive success for boxers. In the recent study, titled Rapid Weight Loss Is Not Associated With Competitive Success in Elite Youth … More Recent Study Finds Rapid Weight Cuts Not Associated With Competitive Success for Elite Boxers