that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and
such causal links are proven scientific fact.
No Increased Risk Of Dementia, Parkinson's or ALS For Those Who Played H.S. Football Between 1946 and 1970, Studies Find
football in Minnesota in the twenty-five years after World War II at increased
risk of later developing dementia, Parkinson’s or ALS compared with
non-football playing high school males? Not according to two studies by
researchers at the Mayo Clinic.
The first, published in 2012,
compared the incidence of dementia, PD and ALS in 438 high school football
players from Rochester, Minnesota who played the sport from 1946 to
1956 and 140 non-football playing male classmates…
If your child plays a contact or collision sport, whether at the youth, middle school or high school level, chances are they will suffer a concussion at some point in their athletic career. How quickly they recover may depend on how soon after injury – if at all – their concussion is identified so they can be removed from practice or game action…
Study Linking Tackle Football Before Age 12 With Greater Risk Of Later Health Problems: Does It Hold Up Under Scrutiny?
Since its recent publication, a study by researchers at Boston University (1) finding that athletes who were less
than 12 years old at the time of their first exposure to tackle football had
more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those whose age of
first exposure (AFE) to the sport was later has, predictably, garnered a great
deal of attention from the mainstream media…