American football and diseases

This video from the USA is called Health Risks for Overweight American Football Players.

A recent survey of former professional football players indicated worrisome rates of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory-related disease: here.

Does football cause an increase in degenerative disease of the lumbar spine? Here.

A new study out of Boston diagnosed a startlingly high percentage of deceased NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and the numbers don’t get much better when you move on down to college players: here.

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 deceased National Football League (NFL) players suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): here.

American football and money: here.

The suicide of professional football player Junior Seau: here.

A season of head hits left its mark on college [American] football players’ brains, even when those hits didn’t cause concussions. Routine head bumps over the course of a season were linked to abnormal brain tissue in part of players’ brain stems, researchers report August 7 in Science Advances: here.

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