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Repeated head trauma may lead to a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but what is CTE, and what does it do to your brain?

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PUNCH DRUNK
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=260461
"Punch drunk most often affects fighters of the slugging type, who are usually poor boxers and who take considerable head punishment, seeking only to land a knockout blow. It is also common in second rate fighters used for training purposes, who may be knocked down several times a day."

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: Neurodegeneration following repetitive concussive and subconcussive brain trauma
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224888607_Chronic_traumatic_encephalopathy_Neurodegeneration_following_repetitive_concussive_and_subconcussive_brain_trauma?enrichId=rgreq-a726a8a1-0d8b-4ce7-a2a4-06817b1e9d99&enrichSource=Y292ZXJQYWdlOzIyNDg4ODYwNztBUzo5NzEwNjM5NjE4ODY3OEAxNDAwMTYzMzc3OTM1&el=1_x_3
"Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused, at least in part, by repetitive brain trauma, including concussive and subconcussive injuries."

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