NFL Players at 30% More Risk of Alzheimers; Thus Receives Compensation

September 15, 2014 2:06 AM

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NFL Players at 30% More Risk of Alzheimers; Thus Receives Compensation

The National Football League has released a report which states that 3 out of every 10 former NFL players are likely to suffer from crippling brain ailments like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and at earlier ages compared to the general population.

The report was used as supporting evidence in a class-action suit against the league. The report calculated the NFL proposed settlement of $675 million will be sufficient to award damages to affected former players.

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