Category: Dr. Thor Stein

Flag football grows in popularity due to head injury concerns

CBS News Colorado | Football players know whenever they take to the field there’s always a risk of a potential head injury. Now Researchers at the Boston University CTE Center released a new independent study that revealed athletes who play American football for many years and starting at a young age may be linked to […]

New BU Study Finds Tackle Football at Young Age Raises Risk for Brain Decline Later

The Brink | Boston University | The degenerative brain disease known as CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, has become a specter haunting football. One-time stars—like the late NFL defensive backs Irv Cross and Dave Duerson and the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster—who were all once heralded for their swaggering on-field heroics, later found themselves condemned to far less glamorous retirements, stuck […]

Age of First Exposure to Tackle Football and Years Played Associated with Less White Matter in Brain

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine | Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is not the only problem football players should be aware of. Long careers in American football are linked to less white matter in the brain and associated with problems with impulsive behavior and thinking according to a new study from the Boston University […]