Marcell Jacobs: one less tooth to run faster?

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Marcell Jacobs: one less tooth to run faster?

Marcell Jacobs, Italian sprinter winner of the 100 meters at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and of the 4x100, at the suggestion of his coach and his team of experts, had a wisdom tooth extracted to rebalance the frequencies between the left and right leg.

Clotilde Austoni, Dentist Specialist in Odontostomatological Surgery Odontostomatology Service at the University of Milan, explains to Gazzetta dello Sport: "During sports, even a slight variation in balance can result in variations in the intensity of strength and coordination capacity.

The choice to extract the wisdom tooth is based on these assumptions, it would have interfered with the athlete's balance. However, the wisdom tooth is not an absolute enemy. Not only does removing it not guarantee an improvement in performance, but if this is the case.

purpose, its extraction must be evaluated: it could alter the occlusal balance and give the opposite result."

Meanwhile, talking about track-and-field...

Sport brings satisfaction, but at the same time injuries are on the agenda.

When one thinks of a sports and athletic injury, one always thinks of problems related to the musculature or skeleton, tendons or joints. Injuries due to overload or trauma, impact or otherwise. However, Spesos is underestimated that there are also other organs in the body that suffer injuries, such as the heart or the brain.

The study: Sports-Related Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration in Athletes, published on the Current molecular pharmacology, in particular analyzes: "Sports deserve a special place in human life to impart healthy and refreshing wellbeing.

However, sports activities, especially contact sports, renders athlete vulnerable to brain injuries. Athletes participating in a contact sport like boxing, rugby, American football, wrestling, and basketball are exposed to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussions.

The acute and chronic nature of these heterogeneous injuries provides a spectrum of dysfunctions that alters the neuronal, musculoskeletal, and behavioral responses of an athlete. Many sports-related brain injuries go unreported, but these head impacts trigger neurometabolic disruptions that contribute to long-term neuronal impairment.

The pathophysiology of post-concussion and its underlying mechanisms are undergoing intense research. It also shed light on chronic disorders like Parkin son's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia. In this review, we examined post-concussion neurobehavioral changes, tools for early detection of signs, and their impact on the athlete.

Further, we discussed the role of nutritional supplements in ameliorating neuropsychiatric diseases in athletes."

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