Transcript for Top female Olympians pledge brains to concussion research
Typically it lasts 11 to 20 weeks. Thank you, linsey. With the olympics days away prime girls athletes pledging their brains to concussion research and Paula Faris is right here and, Paula, there’s a actual want for extra research on girls. Yeah, good morning, robin. Can’t stress sufficient simply how necessary this research is. Right now, there are zero circumstances of cte which have been found in female athletes. Now, that is not as a result of it is not taking place or means girls are much less vulnerable. It’s just because it is not being researched. Ahead of the olympic video games, three athletes saying an olympic sized contribution to science. Scores. U.S. Hockey gold medalist Angela ruggiero and bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor including their names to the rising record of female athletes donating their brains for cte research. I assumed I may doubtlessly be an excellent function mannequin for different athletes that say I care about future generations, mind, you recognize, the examine of the mind and impression of concussions. Reporter: Canadian hockey legend Hayley wickenheiser additionally signing up tweeting, I will not want it, may as nicely give to someone who does. All three donating them to the concussion legacy basis the place simply three% of the brains donated come from girls. I noticed teammates round me that actually misplaced their careers or had to retire early prematurely as a result of they’d main, main concussions. Reporte Whether by means of sports activities or army service. Reporter: According to a examine final 12 months from the American academy of orthopedic surgeons female highschool soccer gamers have the very best fee of concussions of any sport. That’s much more than male soccer gamers. American soccer greats Abby Wambach, Megan rapinoe and Brandi Chastain have already joined in to pledge consciousness, it is necessary knowledge for future generations. Women are con cussing at a better fee and have a tendency to report extra symptom, a number of symptom, extra extreme signs and the restoration charges are longer. Women which have had mind accidents really feel remoted and neglected of your complete dialog. Reporter: Again, simply three% of the brains donated have been girls’s. We know as was talked about within the piece concussions have an effect on girls in a different way than males however we do not know the way due to the dearth of research and that is why what these girls are doing is so essential, once more, you simply heard the speed of restoration is likely to be longer for girls and may really feel extra signs afterwards so such necessary research. It actually is. Thanks for sharing that, Paula. Back to ginger and also you’re
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