Following the deaths of Scottish football and Celtic legends Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers in the past week, the link between playing football and dementia has gained a lot of media attention.
Many members of the public have inquired about ongoing research into this issue. Currently, the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group, led by Dr Willie Stewart, are undertaking the FIELD study, which will provide a better understanding of the influence of contact sports participation on lifelong health and wellbeing, including risk of neurodegenerative disease.
Data from the FIELD study will be released later in 2019. To find out more about the study click here, or contact the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group