Head impact, not just concussion, may lead to CTE

Head impact, not just concussion, may lead to CTE

Head impacts, not just concussions, may lead to the degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to new research. The findings could lead to early detection and improved treatment and prevention of CTE, the researchers suggest. More than 100 National Football League players have been posthumously identified as having CTE. They include former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who died by suicide in 2017 at the age of 27 while serving a life sentence for murder. Medical experts later said his condition was the most severe case of CTE ever discovered in someone his age and...

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