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Study Linking Tackle Football Before Age 12 With Greater Risk Of Later Health Problems: Does It Hold Up Under Scrutiny?

October 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Youth Sports

 

Since its recent publication, a study by researchers at Boston University (1) finding that athletes who were less
than 12 years old at the time of their first exposure to tackle football had
more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those whose age of
first exposure (AFE) to the sport was later has, predictably, garnered a great
deal of attention from the mainstream media.  

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