Study Suggests Link between Youth Football and Later-Life Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Impairments

A new study has found an association between participation in youth tackle football before age 12 and impaired mood and behavior later in life. The study appears in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry.

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