High School Football and Late‐Life Risk of Neurodegenerative Syndromes, 1956–1970

@article{Janssen2017HighSF,
  title={High School Football and Late‐Life Risk of Neurodegenerative Syndromes, 1956–1970},
  author={Pieter H H Janssen and Jay N. Mandrekar and Michelle M. Mielke and Eric J. Ahlskog and Bradley F. Boeve and Keith A. Josephs and Rodolfo Savica},
  journal={Mayo Clinic Proceedings},
  year={2017},
  volume={92},
  pages={66–71}
}
  • Pieter H H Janssen, Jay N. Mandrekar, +4 authors Rodolfo Savica
  • Published in Mayo Clinic proceedings 2017
  • Medicine
  • Objective: To assess whether athletes who played American varsity high school football between 1956 and 1970 have an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases later in life. Patients and Methods: We identified all male varsity football players between 1956 and 1970 in the public high schools of Rochester, Minnesota, and non–football‐playing male varsity swimmers, wrestlers, and basketball players. Using the medical records linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project, we ascertained… CONTINUE READING

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