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Having concussion as a teenager makes you 22% more likely to suffer from multiple sclerosis, study finds

Having concussion as a teenager could leave you suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) when you get older, a new study shows.

Those who had a heavy knock to their head during those years are 22 per cent more likely to be plagued by the disease, scientists found.

But for those injury-prone adults who had concussion twice as a teenager, perhaps from falling off their bikes, the risk is more than doubled.

The results, led by Swedish researchers, demonstrate how important it is to protect risk-taking teenagers from severe head injuries.

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