Professional soccer players may have a much higher risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s than the general population, a new study finds. When it comes to traumatic brain injury and the link to brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or Alzheimer’s, researchers have primarily focused on the impact of contact sports like football or hockey.
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The scary side of the NFL now has a face in the Giants locker room. All the developing research, all the warnings given in NFLPA meetings, all the realities football players try to block out when they take the field suddenly are in the shape of an upbeat, wisecracking 25-year-old husband, father and $41 million star.
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“On average, a professional rugby union player is more likely than not to sustain a concussion after 25 matches” and “Sports-related concussion [SRC] increases the risk of subsequent injury by about 50 per cent in elite male football players”.
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“Daddy, is your brain getting better?” It’s a question T.J. Abraham – now 42 years old, and formerly a collegiate football player at Duquesne – has trouble answering. Not because he doesn’t know the answer, but because the truth is a bit tough to confront, especially when his own daughter is the one inquiring.
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