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BRain health and healthy AgeINg in retired rugby union players, the BRAIN Study: study protocol for an observational study in the UK

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Relatively little is known about the long-term health of former elite rugby players, or former sportspeople more generally. As well as the potential benefits of being former elite sportspersons, there may be potential health risks from exposures occurring during an individual’s playing career, as well as following retirement. Each contact sport has vastly different playing dynamics, therefore exposing its players to different types of potential traumas. Current evidence suggests that these ar...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017990

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BMJ Journals Publisher's website
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BMJ open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
12
Chapter number:
e017990
Publication date:
2017-12-26
Acceptance date:
2017-10-23
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2044-6055
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pubs:813247
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uri:983531ae-f5a7-4572-88f9-c2e596ce475a
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uuid:983531ae-f5a7-4572-88f9-c2e596ce475a
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pubs:813247

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