Of 111 NFL Player Brains Analysed, 110 Found to be Damaged

Following years of denial around repeated head injuries in NFL attributing to neurological conditions in later life, a 2017 study by the American Medical Association found that of 111 NFL player brains examined, 110 of the showed evidence of brain disease.

The NFL acknowledged that such reports are crucial for advanced science relating to head trauma and vowed to continue to work with a wide range of experts to improve the health of current and former NFL athletes.

Many scientists have proven that repeated blows to the head increases the risk for developing brain disease, this is turn leads to progressive loss of normal brain matter and an abnormal buildup of a protein called tau. Combat veterans and athletes in rough contact sports like football and boxing are among those thought to be most at risk.

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