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Family donates Eder Joffre's brain for studies on "Boxer's Dementia" - Rádio Itatiaia

Family donates Eder Joffre’s brain for studies on “Boxer’s Dementia” – Rádio Itatiaia

brain ider gopher He works at the University of São Paulo (USP) Medical Laboratory, where he will undergo studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease known as boxer’s dementia, which affected the boxer in 2010.

The announcement was made on Thursday (20) at a press conference in Sao Paulo, attended by Marcel and Andrea, the sons of the former world champion of Roosters and Feathers, who died on the second day, and doctor Renato Angina.

“This is another noble gesture from my father, who has brought so much joy to the Brazilian people. As a son, I am very happy to know that he made this decision in life. If other patients had done the same, my treatment would have been more,” Marcel said. progress. It could have extended his life.”

Dr. Renato, who also studied the brain of defender Bellini, said, “Not only is the intent of the donor enough, but the attitude of the family is very important. Only in this way can science find alternatives to fight diseases.” The captain of the Brazilian national team in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden was killed in 2014.

Eder Joffre has been a member of the Canastota Hall of Fame since 1992, and the United States West Coast Hall of Fame since last year. The Golden Rooster was the bantamweight champion from 1960 to 1965, as well as holding the featherweight belt from 1973 to 1974.