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Soccer linked to brain injuries

(CNN) -

If you're concerned about your kids getting concussions from sports, football may not be the only game to keep your eye on.  

A new study says repeated headers to soccer balls may be causing some of the same brain damage that football concussions do.

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago said the effects were cumulative, and those who "headed" the ball roughly a few times a day were susceptible to the injuries.

The study was conducted on 39 amateur soccer players in their 30's.

It's not clear what the findings could mean for kids who play soccer.

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