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Old 10-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: Does anyone worry about the long term effects of boxing

Originally Posted by hernanday View Post
For those of you who do box, are any of you worried of alzheimer or parkinsons, or getting blood clots to the brain or going blind in your later years,or any of the other effects from long term boxing? I was watching something on james toney and how all those concussions have messed up his hormone levels and how 50% of pro boxers have unusually LOW testosterone and hgh because of the ratling around of the pititary gland from head punches. It is something I think about every now and then but at this point it isnt a major concern because I haven't gone pro yet.
If you really worry about things like this you're participating in the wrong sport.

I play rugby. Could I end up with broken bones, get knocked out, any number of severe injuries? Yes. But I love the sport so I don't even think about it.
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