87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for CTE, According to PBS Report

September 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New details released Friday by researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University reveal that 96 percent of NFL players the group has examined showed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease impacting the brain.
The researchers shared the information, which listed 87 out of 91 former NFL players that were tested as having CTE, with PBS' Frontline television series, the show's Jason M. Breslow reported. When counting all football players who were tested, the rate of CTE was 79 percent.
The latter percentage comes from a total of 165 examinations that looked at players who played football anywhere from high school to the NFL. Dr. Ann McKee, who runs the lab, told PBS the results are consistent with past findings and should be taken seriously.
"People think that we're blowing this out of proportion, that this is a very rare disease and that we're sensationalizing it," McKee said. "My response is that where I sit, t...

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