A significant proportion of brains donated by deceased football players for research showed neuropathological evidence of chronic trauma encephalopathy, according to research recently published in JAMA.
The research is the latest to suggest a link between chronic trauma encephalopathy (CTE) and playing football. A previous review of 66 brains at Mayo Clinic brain bank showed that 21 participants had pathology consistent with CTE, and of those, slightly more than half had played football.
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