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Former football players at raised risk of memory problems the longer they played
Former football players at raised risk of memory problems the longer they played (February 3, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - Former NFL players are at raised risk of memory and thinking problems if they had played tackle football before the age of 12, according to a report published in Neurology. Researchers studied 42 former NFL players with an average age of 52 years. All participants had reported memory and thinking problems for a minimum of six months. Results showed that those who played tackle football before age 12 performed much worse on all thinking and memory tests, even when taking into account the total number of years the individual had played the sport as well as the age of the individual.
 
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