Potential Long-Term Effects of High School Football.

Compared with middle-aged individuals who did not play contact sports or any sport in high school, those who played high school football were more likely to have sleep problems and to take medication for either chronic pain or headaches during the last year. However, the study did not find that former high school football players had an increased risk for depression, anxiety, anger, concentration problems, or memory problems. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, March 2022

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