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CTE in combat veterans found to be like that in athletes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Azrael, May 16, 2012.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to punishing tackles and knockout punches.

    www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/us/brain-disease-is-found-in-veterans-exposed-to-bombs.html?_r=1&hp
     
  2. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Assuming the research is good and thorough, I can't say I'm surprised at all at this. I've seen what both IEDs and sports can do to a person's brain and it's not good.
     
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

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