Nearly 30 Percent of Former NFL Players will Suffer from Cognitive Decline

September 13, 2014 1:37 PM

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Nearly 30 Percent of Former NFL Players will Suffer from Cognitive Decline

Football is one of the most dangerous sports out there. Several studies have found that even though the players wear helmets, any impact to the head can negatively affect the brain in the long-term. According to the National Football Association (NFL), about three out of 10 former NFL players will develop some kind of neurodegenerative disease. NFL players are also more likely to develop mental health illnesses earlier and at least two times more often in comparison to people from the general population.

The data were compiled for the Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody as a part of a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia that claims that the NFL failed to share its knowledge on the link between concussions and brain injuries. These reports were created so that Judge Brody could determine whether or n...

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