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By On May 10th, 2018

Playing tackle football before 12 years old causes earlier CTE development

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive brain trauma. You’ve likely heard of it as the brain disease affecting former NFL players who experienced numerous concussions during their careers. Now, there is evidence that players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were likely to show observable symptoms…

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By On April 10th, 2018

Brain changes in contact sports may be caused by “microconcussions”

Much has been said about the connection between concussions or traumatic brain injuries and dangerous changes to the brain such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  However, a new study from Indiana University suggests even athletes in contact sports who don’t experience clinical concussions show signs of brain changes. According to the report published in the…

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By On January 6th, 2017

TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

The number of high school football players dying from traumatic brain injuries is gradually rising, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing two dozen deaths between 2005 and 2014. Kristen Kucera, the lead author of the study conducted at the University of North Carolina, says these deaths…

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