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Could football Kill people?

January 25, 2013

Researchers have found signs of a crippling disease in living football players. This new knowledge can change football as we know it. People researching this topic at UCLA have conducted a study to really find more about this topic. their findings were described as a “step toward being able to diagnose the disease known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, in living patients.” Now that doctors can connect football with CTE, they know what to be looking for in their football playing patients. The fact that all players now may have a small chance of developing this disease may change how people percieve the sport of football as a whole. If i were a parent, I would not let my kids play football knowing it could be detrimental to their health later in life. Right now doctors and disease specialists are still looking to make advances in treatment but their is no timetable for a cure. Just the correlation between football and CTE is a step in the right direction. These new findings could really change how people think about the sport of football.

This is another article titled, Concussions, CTE and the death of football that talks more in depth with individual cases.

What steps could society take to help sports become more safe?

Should we stop playing contact sports to save lives?


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