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Q&A: Should soccer players wear helmets? Top neurosurgeon weighs in on concussion risks

One of the nation's leading experts on concussions in youth sports, Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, has teamed up with World Cup champion Brandi Chastain to advocate the end of headers in youth soccer for kids aged 14 and under.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Two more productive ideas would be to eliminate heading in soccer and tell parents to make sure their child is getting enough fish oil to protect the brain in case they do run into someone.

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