NFL with MCI
In the article, NFL Football Players May Be More Susceptible to Alzheimer's and Dementia, the clinical professor Christopher Randolph makes a scientific study to whether or not former professional football players are prone to head trauma related diseases such as MCI and Alzheimer’s. This study can be proved to be valid, because the author states his theory through clinical studies comparing different groups of people with and without a former history in a professional sport.
The main idea of this article is to determine whether NFL football players are subjects to have more head trauma related diseases later on in life such as MCI and Alzheimer’s. The purpose of this experiment is to prove this theory to be true. Christopher Randolph executed this study by comparing the neuropsychological test results from two groups of without a history in participating professional sport “(1) 41 demographically similar adults with no cognitive changes and ...view middle of the document...
The researchers also discovered professional athletes are more likely to get this disease at a younger age than the non-athletes.
The information from this article is not presented in a way to influence the reader’s opinion because it gave valid evidence of neuropsychological tests results showing the data from the study. The article also clearly showed that non-athletes could also have the same disease. This scientific study was executed really well because it had all the information showing how the researchers landed on their conclusion.
This experiment was well formed and written, but if the author were to change something, he should add more information to this article. More information should be added about how they got to the conclusion of former NFL football players are prone to head trauma later on in life. For example, repeat the testing and surveys for three years and then compare the results in order to get a more accurate percentage of how many former NFL football players have a type of MCI or Alzheimer’s.
Based off reading this article about the study of whether or not, former professional football players are more inclined to be diagnosed with more head trauma related diseases. This theory is proven to be true. Through the data given from the neuropsychological test results and the comparison between the former NFL football players and non-athletes, researchers have made a clear conclusion. The researchers came to a clear outcome that former professional football players are inclined to be later on in life be diagnosed with a form of MCI or Alzheimer’s compared to a group of non-athletes without a professional history in a sport. Also the former athletes are seen to have the diseases sooner than the non-athletes.
All in all, there is a higher chance of a former professional athlete to have a diagnosis of MCI or Alzheimer’s at a younger age than the people without a professional sport history. This article clearly states the information and allows the readers to have a better understanding of how NFL players would be diagnosed with early signs of MCI and Alzheimer’s.
Randolph, Christopher. "Alzheimer's Reading Room." NFL Football Players May Be More Susceptible to Alzheimer's and Dementia. Alzheimer's Reading Room, 18 July 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.