Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Report: Dementia Risk Higher for (Former NFL) Players

Former NFL players have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other memory-related conditions at rates much higher than the national population, according to a study commissioned by the league, The New York Times reported.

The survey found that 6.1 percent of players aged 50 and older reported that they had received a dementia-related diagnosis. That's five times higher than the cited national average of 1.2 percent, according to the report.

And players ages 30 through 49 reported dementia-related diagnoses at a rate of 1.9 percent -- 19 times the national average of 0.1 percent, according to the report.


So, more than 1 in 20 former NFL players has "Alzheimer's disease or other memory-related conditions."

Remember that on Sunday morning when Terry Bradshaw, Joe Theisman or Shannon Sharpe make predictions on the upcoming slate of NFL games.


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