More than 40% of ex-NFL players may have signs of brain injury

Written by Alice Weatherston

A recent study has indicated that, based on diffusion tensor imaging, >40% of retired National Football League (NFL) players may exhibit signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The results of the research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting commencing this week (15–21 April 2016, Vancouver, Canada). In the study, which was led by researchers at Florida State University College of Medicine (FL, USA), 40 retired NFL players participated in a range of thinking and memory tests, as well as brain scans. The average age of the players was 36 years and the majority had...

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