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Playing tackle football may raise the risk for Parkinson’s disease: Boston University CTE Center

Boston Herald | Just as football season kicks off, a new study shows that playing tackle football might raise the risk for Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from the BU CTE Center found that people with a history of playing organized tackle football had a 61% increased chance of having a reported diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease or […]

Study: Most Americans want end to tackle football before age 14

A majority of Americans — both sports fans and 
non-spectators alike — say the NFL has failed to 
address the problem of sports-related concussions, and believes tackle football before the age of 14 should be eliminated, according to a poll conducted by 
University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers… Expert quote: “It’s fascinating. Public perception, as exemplified […]