Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players
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    A new study from JAMA examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players, identifying pathological and clinical features of CTE.
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      Chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE is a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive head trauma. Currently, CTE can only be confirmed post-mortem. In a new study from JAMA, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players -- more than half of them from the NFL -- and talked to their family members to identify pathological and clinical features of CTE.

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