High School Football Not Linked to Later Brain Disease

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study

– A neurologist describes a new study on the risks of head injury from high school football. People who played football in the 1940s and 1950s were followed over time and found to have no increased incidence of dementia, ALS or Parkinson’s disease, compared to a control group of glee club members.

While this is good news for football players from that era, he says further studies are needed on later generations who played with different tactics and equipment, and talks about next steps.

To read the free full journal article, click here.

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