Depression and Suicide study
Due to the increasing concern over the health and safety of football players , the National Football League and Harvard University are coming together to research and study the long-term impact that football has on players’ health.
“No one has ever studied these players before,” said Dr. Lee Nadler, dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the proposed study in a report to CNN Money. “There have been postmortem studies looking at the brains of previous players, but not the players today.”
The NFL is creating the $100 million fund for the Harvard University to use over 10 years in an effort to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and illnesses of its players.