Brain Inflammation in Football Players Tied to Dementia and, Possibly, Parkinson’s in Study

Brain Inflammation in Football Players Tied to Dementia and, Possibly, Parkinson’s in Study

Brain inflammation suffered by athletes in contact sports like football appears to be directly linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a cause of dementia, and may lead to neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, according to a study in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications.

Indeed, the authors argue that American football players and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma are at higher risk of developing such inflammation, and the number of years they engage in such activities can predict the occurrence of brain disease. Read More

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