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Ski helmet use closely associated with risk taking

According to a paper in the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, for males under 35 years of age, the wearing of a helmet when skiing is one of the factors that lead to risk-taking on the slopes.

The male occasional helmet wearers were found to be the most prone to risky behavior. In female nonhelmet wearers, there was a significant decrease in risk-taking behavior with age but this was not true for female helmet wearers.

Tue 13 Dec 2011