Why you shouldn’t trust the numbers behind your health stats
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The latest NFL news headlines are here.
A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) says it doesn’t matter how much money an NFL player makes — and how many games they play — if the number you’re counting doesn’t add up to the same thing.
A lot of the time, it doesn, according to the study, which surveyed NFL players and coaches to determine their health and well-being.
The AMA’s study is the latest in a series of reports on the science of football that highlight how footballs and helmets have improved during the last decade, with the helmet now used on every NFL team.
The latest of those studies is in its third year.
In the report, the AMA authors say there’s little evidence to show that the number of games an NFL team plays is affected by the number on the back of a football or how many helmets are worn.
In fact, the study found that a lot of what an NFL game says about an individual’s health is influenced by the helmets and players that wear them.
For example, the NFL players in the study reported being healthier than those in other sports that do not wear helmets.
In fact, there was no difference in their body weight, BMI, or cholesterol levels, according the AMA study.
But that doesn’t mean that an NFL quarterback who plays for a team that has no helmet wear is necessarily healthier than one who plays with a team with a helmet.
In the study of about 1,000 NFL players, the authors found that most NFL players reported having moderate or severe head injuries.
About a quarter of those players had one or more concussions.
And the study also found that more than two-thirds of NFL players who had serious head injuries were also more likely to suffer a second concussion.
“In terms of the overall concussion risk for an individual, we don’t know the effect of helmets,” said John Hickey, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington.
“But the effect for an NFL QB on his overall concussion probability is quite significant.”
For those who suffer concussions, the results can be devastating.
A study published in January found that some players with serious head injury are more likely than others to have depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hickey says a helmet can’t protect against all of the potential health risks that come with playing in a game.
“There are some areas where helmets are really helpful,” Hickey said.
“They help prevent concussions because of the fact that helmets reduce the amount of blood that gets to the brain.
But they can also help protect against concussions if the players wear them properly.”
In other words, helmets are not a silver bullet that can stop all concussions and prevent everything else.
The study, however, does suggest that helmets can help protect the brain and its tissues from traumatic brain injuries.
It also suggests that a helmet may be more effective than other protective measures in preventing some concussions or at preventing the symptoms that accompany them.
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