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New: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation's largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The trouble with this study is there is no control group of NFL players.  The players who donated their brains already had ample evidence something was wrong.  The study only confirmed it.  What is required is a test of CTE that can be applied to living NFL players to get a more scientific database.

 

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