Study bids under 12-year old football players to avoid the tackle variety

January 30, 2015 11:54 AM

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A recent study suggests that young children should be allowed to play tackle football. The game involves serious head injuries that can be fatal for young players more than for adults. The Boston University School of Medicine formed a researchers group that studied retired football players from the National Football League. The study demonstrated that if players were exposed to the game before the age of 12, they performed 20% worse compared to the others who did not play tackle football when young.

Researchers chose 42 retired NFL players from the age group between 40 and 60 years. As part of the study, the players were divided into two groups of those who played tackle football under the age of 12 years, and those at or after that age. The study involved the players to undergo several tests t...

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