MRI Scans Detect Markers Of TBI In 43% Of Former NFL Players, Small Study Finds.

MedPage Today (4/19, Susman) reports, “A high percentage of former National Football League players show evidence of having experienced traumatic brain injury [TBI], most likely from concussions and near-concussions suffered in playing the violent sport,” the findings of a 40-patient study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting suggest. Of those former players “who underwent diffusion tensor MRI scans, 17 (43%) were diagnosed with” TBI, the study found.

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— “Nearly Half of Former NFL Players Show Signs of Brain Injury,” Ed Susman, MedPage Today, April 19, 2016.

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