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99% of the brains of deceased NFL football players studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy
New research shows that 99 percent of the brains of deceased NFL football players that researchers studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease found in people who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. Michael Jaffee, M.D., a UF Health neurologist, explains what CTE is and what UF researchers are learning about this disease.
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