NFL Players 30% More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

September 14, 2014 9:53 AM

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NFL Players 30% More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

The NFL has been blindsided recently by a barrage of bad press and their luck isn’t about to get any better. A study released by the NFL today as part of a settlement with former players. The suit brought by the NFL Player’s Union claims that the NFL was not upfront with its athletes about the potential long term health risks that one opens himself up to by taking part in the game.

As part of the suit, a study was conducted about the long term effects that the game of football has on the brain. The study, released today, shows that NFL alumni develop Alzheimer’s or a related dementia thirty percent more often than the general population. These numbers were produced by the Anal...

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