Friday, 4 May 2018

Children who play football before age 12 show CTE-related symptoms much sooner

Children who play football before age 12 show CTE-related symptoms much sooner

A new study published in Annals of Neurology found kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 will, on average, develop cognitive and emotional symptoms associated with the degenerative brain disease CTE much earlier than those who start later. One California family whose son began playing football at 9 years old is blaming the sport for his early death.

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