09/07/2012

Study May Link Pro Football, Brain Decline

Professional football players may have an increased risk of later dying from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and ALS,  according to a new study in the journal Neurology. Everett Lehman, a researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and co-author of the study, discusses the findings.

Segment Guests

Everett Lehman

Everett Lehman is an occupational epidemiologist in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Meet the Producer

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.