Study of Deceased Football Players With CTE Examines Contributors Associated With Dementia

JAMA Neurology

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What The Study Did: This study of 180 deceased former football players who had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) investigated the association of brain white matter pathologic changes and cerebrovascular disease with dementia.

Authors: Ann C. McKee, M.D., of Boston University, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.2244)

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