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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Latest study shows only one out of 111 former NFL players didn't have degenerative brain disease CTE


By Idaho Statesman, July 25, 2017

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday.

In all, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System examined 202 brains that belonged to men who played football at all levels and were later donated for research. They found CTE in 177 of them - 87 percent.


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