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Sports concussions don’t vary by gender

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A new study contradicts the popular notion that girls are worse off after sports-related concussions.

“Our hypothesis was that females would experience greater levels of acute, post-concussive, neurocognitive impairment than males, fitting with what most of the prior literature says, but we found virtually no difference between males and females,” says Scott Zuckerman, a neurosurgery resident who conducted the study with colleagues at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center.

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