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Football Concussions Linked To Memory Problems In Retired NFL Players

Football was never considered the safest sport in the world, physically, but in the last few years, studies have shown just how damaging it can be, neurologically. A preponderance of former professional players has suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which has many overlaps with more "organic" forms of dementia, like Alzheimer's disease, both in the behavioral and brain changes associated with it.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The NFL is like the tobacco industry, always stating the need for more research.  Rather than paying big salaries while the players are getting brain-damaged, they should start putting most of that salary into trust funds for the future of those players whose life will be compromised because of the game.

 

 

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