What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 04:48 PM PDT May 06, 2012    UPDATED: 08:19 AM PST Feb 03, 2016 

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said. Find out more about the progressive brain disease.

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Researchers say CTE has a clear environmental cause (repeated brain trauma) rather than a genetic cause. In other words, CTE is the only preventable form of dementia.

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