Small Study Of Retired NFL Players Indicates High Level Of Depression, Dementia.

HealthDay (6/30, Salamon) reported, “Tests performed on a group of retired NFL players revealed that more than 40 percent suffered from problems such as depression and dementia,” according to a study presented Friday at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) annual meeting. “Analyzing 34 ex-professional football players (average age 62) on benchmarks such as memory, reasoning, problem-solving and behavior, researchers from the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas found that 20 tested normal while the rest suffered from depression, various deficits in memory/thinking or a combination of these issues. Twenty-six of the players also underwent MRI scans.”

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— “Study of Retired NFL Players Finds Evidence of Brain Damage, “Maureen Salamon, HealthDay, June 29, 2012.

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