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60 Minutes to Look at Alarming New Research on the Longterm Effects of Concussions and Head Trauma

60 minutes is scheduled to air a segment this Sunday at 7 PM (eastern standard time)  on the most recent research linking repeated concussions with a condition known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

The condition, destroys brain tissue and causes dementia.  According to neuropathologists who have investigated this condition, the only known cause is trauma.  While most commonly found in the brains of boxers, recent autopsy findings show that the condition is also found in the brains of retired football players and other sports figures who have routinely sustained multiple concussions.

The Sports Legacy Institute has been instrumental in bringing this new research to the public's attention.

You can watch a short video preview of the CBS segment A Blow to the Head.

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