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Footballers could be at risk of dementia from blows to the head

15 February 2017

Dr Helen Ling, Professor Huw Morris and Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) discuss their study finding evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, in former professional football players. Professor Rob Howard (UCL Psychiatry) comments on the findings. Read: The Guardian, More: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 53 mins 41 secs), CNN, New York Times, Reuters, Financial Times, BBC News, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Independent, Irish Times, CBC News, ABC News (Australia), The Independent (2), BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing' (from 1 min 49 secs), Mirror, Sky News, Express, ABC News (Australia), BBC News (2), Xinhua, UCL News