Cyclists who do not wear a helmet are three times more likely to die from a head injury, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study analyzed 129 cycling deaths in Ontario between 2006 and 2010.
“Previous studies have shown that wearing a helmet is effective in minor collisions,” said Dr. Nav Persaud, lead author of the Canadian study, in a news release from St. Michael’s Hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto. “But this study shows that helmets prevent injuries from more serious collisions as well.”
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