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November 29th, 2011
09:02 AM ET

Study: Soccer head butts can cause brain damage

Heading a ball can be a fun and effective way to score goals in soccer games. But a new study suggests that repeatedly head butting soccer balls can lead to brain damage - even the kind of damage seen in football concussions.

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Carol Costello and Christine Romans about how soccer players can reduce their risk of head injuries.

Filed under: Brain damage • Concussion • Health