Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
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A new study by JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on the potential dangers that sports stars, especially in the NFL, face. The study looks at 1155 patients that have suffered from mild traumatic brain injuries and found that these individuals suffer from major depression or PTSD 3 – 6 months following the injury.
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Ever since I became an orthopedic surgeon and started working with athletes and teams in sports medicine, I have watched football differently. I still love the sport, but I can’t help studying the injuries closely.
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When the First Falcon, Tommy Nobis, died in mid-December 2017 at the age of 74, his family was all too aware that something had gone seriously wrong inside the old linebacker’s head.
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