Brain Changes Found in Small Study of Former NFL Players

White matter damage could be at the root of mental deficits among retired players, researcher says

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"With better equipment and resting people right after an injury, it may be that when guys nowadays age, [these impairments] won't be present," said Guskiewicz, who is a member of the NFL head, neck and spine committee.

Ex-Cowboy Johnston is now working with the Center for BrainHealth to recruit other former players to get evaluated, UT Dallas staff said.

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You can find more about cognitive impairment at the U.S. National Institute on Aging.

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