Author: Deborah Overman

RSNA: Football Position and Length of Play Affect Brain Impact

Researchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts can be related to playing position and career duration. The study, published in the journal Radiology, marks the first neuroimaging study to compare former football players with no evidence of cognitive impairment to analyze the effects of different playing histories and concussion exposure.

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