Tag: football

1. In this retrospective cohort study, mortality from neurodegenerative disease was higher among former professional soccer players than the control group. Mortality related to ischemic heart disease and lung cancer was lower. 2. Former professional soccer players were prescribed dementia-related medications more frequently than the control group. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
1. In this retrospective study of post-mortem tissue from former American football players, pathological markers of neurodegeneration were frequent in both mild and severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) cases but not in those without symptomatic CTE. 2. Increased distributions and quantities of neuropathological markers were associated with increasing CTE severity...
1. In this study of a cohort of high school students from Wisconsin enrolled in 1957, participation in high school football was not associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment when compared to non-participants. 2. The risk of depressive symptoms at 65 years was lower for high school football participants...
1. Among high school football players who had concussions, the number and prevalence of reported symptoms, symptom resolution time, and time to return to play were not associated with impact location. 2. Significantly more athletes who sustained top-of-head collisions experienced loss of consciousness when compared to those who were injured...