Are More Head Impacts During NFL Career Associated With Increased Risk of Death?

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Nearly 14,000 current and former National Football League (NFL) players were included in an observational study that examined whether a greater amount of repeated head impacts throughout a professional football career were associated with increased risk of death.

Authors: Brittany L. Kmush, Ph.D., of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4442)

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