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Study of former NFL players highlights risks of tackling too young
Study of former NFL players highlights risks of tackling too young

Is there a safe time to let your kids play tackle football? That has yet to be determined, but a new study suggests you may want to wait until they are at least 12 years old. Researchers found that former NFL players who started playing tackle football before age 12 performed an average of 20% worse on a series of cognitive tests than those who started playing tackle football after they had celebrated their 12th birthdays.  The results were published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. To conduct the study, the researchers recruited 42 former professional football players who were between 41 and 65.  Half of the study participants had started playing tackle football...

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