Evidence Doesn't Back Anti-Concussion Claims, IOM Says

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The Institute of Medicine concluded Wednesday that there is scant proof to support some sporting goods makers' claims that their equipment reduces the risk of concussion, prompting two lawmakers to again call for tougher regulatory standards for the products.

The finding came in a landmark report examining concussions among athletes aged 5 to 21. Researchers at the National Research Council and IOM, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, determined there is little evidence showing that helmets decrease concussion risk — and no evidence showing that mouthguards or hockey face...
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