There is very good evidence that CTE has a strong neuroinflammatory component. Rather than banning all contact sports, maybe one should make as a requirement that every athlete has to take high-dose fish oil to play the sport. I demonstrated back in 2011 that induced-brain damage could be decreased by 98% using high-dose fish oil after a concussion injury. It only makes sense that high-dose fish oil would also reduce the neuroinflammation caused by a concussion.
Can brain damage be found in retired football players? Study aims to find an answer – The Boston Globe
Why do some athletes who suffer repeated head injuries develop a devastating brain disease, while others seem immune? And can this degenerative disease be treated or even prevented?