And a new study shows NFL players are four times more likely to die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS than the general public.
That condition, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The study further indicates the longer people played football, the more likely they were to get ALS.
Researchers from Harvard and Boston universities evaluated all NFL athletes who had played at least one game between 1960 and 2019.
They say that the results suggest a link between head trauma and the disease.
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease