helmets http://aspenpublicradio.org en Study: High School Athletes at High Elevations Suffer Fewer Concussions http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-high-school-athletes-high-elevations-suffer-fewer-concussions <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at the </span><a href="http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/Pages/welcome.aspx" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Colorado School of Public Health</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;"> have found high school athletes competing at higher elevations suffer fewer concussions than their sea-level counterparts. The reason: a phenomenon attributed to physiological changes in the brain that causes it to fit more snuggly in the skull. The results showed a 31 percent decrease in concussion rates among athletes playing at 600 feet above sea level, and higher. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Dr. Dawn Comstock. She co-authored the study.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:26:06 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11389 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study: High School Athletes at High Elevations Suffer Fewer Concussions