CTE: Three letters that during the past 15 years has threatened football. What is CTE?
CTE is the result of chronic brain trauma. When the brain suffers trauma, it’s hypothesized that the body responds with inflammation. This inflammation is the result of a breakdown of protein called tau in the axons of neurons, according to the Boston University CTE Center.
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