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What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 04:48 PM PDT May 06, 2012    UPDATED: 10:57 AM PDT Oct 25, 2013 

Quarterback Brett Favre recently opened up about some memory lapses, which be a sign of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Find out more about this disease and some of the professional athletes who have suffered from it.

Chris Benoit
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In 2007, WWE wrestler Chris Benoit had his brain examined after he killed his wife and son before committing suicide. Originally the tragedy was thought to be due to the abuse of anabolic steroids. However, a brain biopsy identified pathognomonic brain tissue changes of CTE.

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