N.F.L. Players' Dementia: Higher Rate Of Dementia In Former Athletes, Study Finds

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A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league's former players vastly more often than in the national population -- including a rate of 19 times the normal rate for men ages 30 through 49.

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