99% of the brains of deceased NFL football players studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Published: August 7th, 2017

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New research shows that 99 percent of the brains of deceased NFL football players that researchers studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease found in people who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. Michael Jaffee, M.D., a UF Health neurologist, explains what CTE is and what UF researchers are learning about this disease.