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Do mouth guards and helmets actually prevent concussions?
Do mouth guards and helmets actually prevent concussions?

(March 11, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Switzerland – A new report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine questions whether mouth guards and helmets actually prevent concussions. A team of international researchers conducted a meta-analysis to form the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. Results showed that, though mouth guards and helmets can ward off some facial and head injuries, there is no evidence that they prevent concussion. Rather, wearing a helmet or mouthguard may actually encourage the athlete to take greater risks.

 
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