Athletes, especially those engaged in wrestling and Boxing, are often prone to injuries of the skull and brain. There are cases of concussion. Recent research conducted by scientists at the University of Cambridge, says that frequent brain injuries threaten the development of Alzheimer's disease. Information was published in popular science edition of The Daily Mail.
Scientists have established a link between brain damage and the development of dementia. Feature of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of a particular protein in the brain cells. These formations are interfering with proper operation and to perform neuro-associative links neurons. Recent studies in the laboratory have shown that brain cells have trapnest to Tau-protein. They absorb it, even if it is located near the nerve cells. Permanent injuries can cause artificial start this process.
Maybe this will be the explanation for the frequent cases of dementia and Alzheimer's disease among professional athletes involved in football and wrestling.
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