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Estimating the prevalence at death of CTE neuropathology among professional football players

In July 2017,JAMApublished results from autopsies of the brains of 202 deceased American football players.1Of the 111 participants who had played in the National Football League (NFL), 110 (99%) received a neuropathologic diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with head trauma. This 99% figure received substantial media coverage when the study was published. REFERENCE; Binney ZO, Bachynski KE. Estimating the prevalence at death of CTE neuropathology among professional football players. Neurology. 2018 Nov 28. pii:  10.1212/WNL.0000000000006699. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006699. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30487144. Commented on: InsideScience: What's the Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy for NFL Players? New study suggests at least one in 10 NFL players could eventually develop the brain disease.