All causes of mortality in male professional soccer players.

@article{Taioli2007AllCO,
  title={All causes of mortality in male professional soccer players.},
  author={Emanuela Taioli},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={600-4}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the great public concern for the health status of professional soccer players, no formal study on mortality from all causes in soccer players has been performed so far. A study on mortality rates of professional soccer players in Italy between 1975 and 2003 was conducted. METHODS A total of 5389 players, age 14-35 years at enrollment were identified from public sources, and actively followed up for vital status from birth up to 31 December 2003, for 204 125 subject-years of… CONTINUE READING

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