CTE Found in Brains of Retired Soccer Players
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been found for the first time in the brains of retired soccer players in a new study published in the Feb 14th edition of the journal Acta Neuropathologica.
Researchers examined the brains of six retired soccer players who were diagnosed with dementia. All six were found to have Alzheimer’s disease and four of the six were found to have evidence of CTE.
Although prior studies have found links between CTE football and boxing caused by repetitive head trauma, this study confirms the link between CTE and soccer.