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Former professional footballers more likely to die of dementia, report reveals | ITV News

Former professional footballers are around three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population, according to a new study.

Research from Glasgow University revealed the “risk ranged from a five-fold increase in Alzheimer’s disease, through an approximately four-fold increase in motor neurone disease, to a two-fold Parkinson’s disease in former professional footballers compared to population controls.”

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