Newsflash: Getting Beat In The Head Is Bad For Your Brain

Seriously, though: apparently boxing, whether amateur or professional, can lead to brain damage. Or might, anyway. This found in a study that looked at amateur boxers for a biochemical marker for brain damage. (The study also looked at soccer players who repeatedly headed the ball, and found none of the biochemical markers. FYI.)

(Science Blog: “Even amateur boxing causes brain damage.” [May 2, 2007])