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Cyclists Must Take Care to Wear Helmets

by Savitha C Muppala on May 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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 Cyclists Must Take Care to Wear Helmets

A recent study has underlined the importance of helmets for cyclists as those who do not wear them are elevating their risk of head injury.

According to a study by researchers from University of Sydney, helmets can go a long way in protecting against severe head injury.

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The research has pointed out that cyclists without helmets had a 5.6 times chance of suffering a head injury than cyclists wearing helmet.

The treatment cost for those with severe head injury was around three times higher for non-helmeted patients as compared to those who wore helmets.
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"The protective effect of helmet use with respect to head injury prevention therefore appears to be greater in pedal cyclists compared with motorcyclists. Our results add to the growing weight of observational data supporting the use of helmets, which should therefore be considered at least as protective for pedal cyclists as they are for motorcyclists."



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