Browsing All posts tagged under »dementia«

Can football players have HEALTHIER brains than everybody else???

October 23, 2017

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We’ve seen NFL players have less risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer…and they live longer than the general population. –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? (They also have less risk of domestic violence.) What we didn’t see there though was NFL players having healthier brains. Neurodegeneration is more likely to kill a former […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #20

July 17, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Which footballers could beat Usain Bolt in the 100m? None…would even […]

How quickly can your brain atrophy?

March 29, 2017

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A great way to appreciate “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is to be casted up. Less than a couple months later, take the cast off, and that limb looks like carnage. That doesn’t tell the whole story though. A broken bone might mean being in a cast for 6-8 weeks. What if […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #18

February 6, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – For the “exercise has failed” crowd Some have said exercise and […]