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Letters Sport associated dementia

Protecting children and young people from developing sport associated dementia

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n546 (Published 25 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n546
  1. Tanveer Rob, foundation year 2 doctor,
  2. Peter Flannery, foundation year 2 doctor
  1. York Hospital, York YO31 8HE, UK
  1. tanveer.rob@york.nhs.uk

As the intensity and volume of training in professional contact sports continue to increase, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is going to become more prevalent.1 We need to keep things in perspective, however. The long term health benefits of playing sports in childhood are plentiful and well documented.2

Exercise in children …

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