Brains of retired Bills, Sabres are healthy, study finds

Published August 9, 2018


A story on NBC Sports reports on research by John Leddy, professor of orthopaedics, and Barry Willer, professor of psychiatry, both in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that found no signs of early onset dementia among 21 retired NFL and NHL players participating in the study, which would have been expected if they were affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “News coverage has given the public the impression that CTE is inevitable among professional contact sport athletes,” they said. “The results of our comprehensive investigation … do not support this notion.”

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