NFL players with limited vocabulary could have brain damage: Study warns speech is the first sign of CTE – starting 8 years before other symptoms

Limited speech patterns could be a warning sign of brain disease in athletes, years before their condition is diagnosed, a new study claims.

Within the past few years, more and more retired NFL players have revealed they were diagnosed with degenerative brain diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The former players are attributing their conditions to the repeated hits they took while playing football.

Several top athletes have pledged their brains to CTE research to help confirm a link between the contact sport and the disease.

Now a small study is claiming to have found an early link between developing brain disease in NFL players by the simple way that they talk.

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