Former NFL players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 have greater risk for altered brain development than those players who started later, a new study reports.
A recent study of retired NFL players discovered over 40 percent had signs of significant TBI.
Researchers report repeated head injuries suffered by high school football players during a single season results in measurable brain changes, even when no concussion occurred.
Researchers report MRI brain scans may be an early and easier way to diagnose CTE.
Limiting tackling drills during football practice can reduce a player's exposure to serious head impact, a new study reports.
Researchers measure a marker of activated glial cell response in current and former NFL football players who have suffered concussions.
After just one season of playing football, neuroimaging technology reveals changes in gray and white matter correlated with exposure to head trauma in high school students, a new study reports.
A new study reports football linemen are more likely to have increased blood pressure along with changes to heart size and structure.
Compared to players of other varsity sports, researchers did not identify an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases in people who played high school football between 1956 and 1970.
Researchers studied 97 football players between the ages of 9 and 13 years and found players experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts during four seasons of football games and practices. Significant differences in head impacts were seen between those in the games and practices.
A new study looks at the long term neurological and mental health outcomes of people who participated in high school football teams. Researcher report playing football appears to not adversely affect cognition or depressive symptoms later in life. They acknowledge the findings may not be generalized for modern players due to changes in play style, protective equipment and improved safety measures.