05 October 2009

Our New Life Expectancy and Dementia Rated Higher for Professional Athletes

From Denny: According to the folks who keep tabs on this kind of thing, babies born today are expected to live to be 100 years old if they come from a developed country. Sounds good to have some positive news of late!



And did you see this about dementia for professional football players is far higher than the regular population? Pretty frightening stats and a real deal breaker for mothers allowing their sons to go into athletics for college. Scientists are now discovering that head trauma is related to severe depression and dementia. I had no idea our athletes suffered from these problems though I often wondered about the long term effects of concussions:

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