Early death in active professional athletes: Trends and causes

  title={Early death in active professional athletes: Trends and causes},
  author={S. Lemez and N. Wattie and J. Baker},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine \& Science in Sports},
The objective of the study was to examine mortality trends and causes of death among professional athletes from the four major sports in North America who died during their playing careers. 205 deceased athletes who were registered as active when they died from the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) were examined. Results were compared with the Canadian and U.S. general population. The leading… Expand


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