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NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball players, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.
Prior studies of American-style football players have often compared their characteristics with those of the general population, Vy T. Nguyen, a doctoral student in the department of environmental health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.
“However, comparisons with general populations can introduce bias. This study compared mortality between
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