Study Suggests High-Altitude Playing Fields May Reduce Concussions
According to a recent study by doctors at Cincinnati Children’s, high school football players are 27 percent less likely to suffer concussions in games played at higher altitudes.
Altitude is known to affect intracranial fluid, which cushions the brain. As the pressure of the fluid is increased, it creates a tighter fit around the brain.
Concussions occur when the brain bounces off the inside of the skull as a result of a blow to the body or head.