What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published On: May 06 2012 07:48:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 08:40:55 AM EDT

The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

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Researchers say CTE has a clear environmental cause (repeated brain trauma) rather than a genetic cause. In other words, CTE is the only preventable form of dementia.

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