NIOSH mortality study of NFL football players: 1959-1988

Notes: 

Mortality study of 6,848 professional football players. Large football players -> twice the risk of early cardiac death (half dead before age 50.) 10 of 600 athletes on the 1964 East German Olympic Team is alive today. Players with largest BMI (muscle) had 6x the early death compared with those with the lowest BMI.

TitleNIOSH mortality study of NFL football players: 1959-1988
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBaron S, Rinsky R
JournalCincinnati, OH: Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Pagination88–085
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