It’s not concussions that cause CTE. It’s repeated hits, a study finds CNN | Jan 18, 2018
CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is a neurodegenerative disease found in individuals with a history of brain trauma. It has been diagnosed in many professional football players, raising questions surrounding how to decrease the risk of CTE among athletes. A recent study conducted by Dr. Lee Goldstein and colleagues at Boston University investigating the brains of athletes has suggested that it is important to shift the emphasis of CTE prevention efforts to ways to reducing the total number of repeated hits instead of solely focusing on concussions.