Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems

Emory Brain Health Center neurologist Chad Hales was interviewed about a new study that finds the earlier American football players with the degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), started tackle football, the more vulnerable they were to emotional and cognitive problems. Hales says until there is a test or some kind of biomarkers that can pinpoint when and how CTE starts, it's going to be a challenge to fully understand the nature of the disease.

Dr. Hales is a NS faculty member.

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