Tackle football is unsafe for children, researchers suggest in head impact study

As anticipation mounts for Sunday’s Super Bowl, researchers investigating the impact of football on the brain have released another study questioning the sport’s safety, particularly for children. Former NFL players who started playing the sport before age 12 fared worse in a battery of thinking tests than those who started playing later, according to the study.

Tackle football is unsafe for children, researchers suggest in head impact study

As anticipation mounts for Sunday’s Super Bowl, researchers investigating the impact of football on the brain have released another study questioning the sport’s safety, particularly for children. Former NFL players who started playing the sport before age 12 fared worse in a battery of thinking tests than those who started playing later, according to the study.

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