Ex-footballers three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia

Ex-footballers three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia
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A new study has found former professional footballers are nearly three-and-a-half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population.

Researchers came to the conclusion after comparing the deaths of nearly 8,000 former Scottish players across nearly eight decades with the deaths of more than 20,000 people.

The daughter of former West Bromwich player Jeff Astle, whose death was linked to heading heavy leather footballs, told Sky News she wanted an inquiry into the findings.

Sky’s sports correspondent Martha Kelner has more.

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