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New Study on Headgear Use
In what would ideally be a "effing duh" study, medical researchers have confirmed that people who refuse to wear headgear while sparring are more likely to suffer head injuries. Or as they put it in the article:
The study supports the theory that head and neck impacts accumulate fastest in fighters who don't use protective headgear.
"These results show that gloves and headgear can offer some meaningful protection, proving that fighters - especially young fighters - should wear headgear whenever possible," said Edward Benzel, M.D., Chair of Cleveland Clinic's Department of Neurological Surgery.