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New link established between football, brain damage

July 25, 2017

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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Concussion increases risk for abnormal menstruation in young women

July 5, 2017
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High school football may not reduce cognition, mental health later in life

July 3, 2017
High school students who played football in the 1950s experienced cognitive and depression outcomes later in life at similar rates to those who did not play football…
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