nefarius It's unsubstantiated nonsense I think you'll find. Footballers dementia! Rubbish! 😕
Why is it rubbish? 🤔
The sample was taken from men who played professional football in Scotland between 1900 and 1976.
It compared deaths of 7,676 ex-players to 23,000 from the general population.
"This is the largest study to date looking in this detail at the incidence of neurodegenerative disease in any sport, not just professional footballers.
"Our data show that while former footballers had higher dementia rates, they had lower rates of death due to other major diseases.
"As such, while every effort must be made to identify the factors contributing to the increased risk of neurodegenerative disease to allow this risk to be reduced, there are also wider potential health benefits of playing football to be considered."
Anyway, I suspect you're merely playing devil's advocate.
It strikes me as wholly unsurprising that firefighters are at greater risk of contracting cancers, considering the situations they face and the chemicals they might be exposed to in the course of their duties.
Anyone that refutes this type of information, out of hand, is probably of the mindset that they simply no longer believe in experts and expertise.
I think the tabloids have bullied people for so long they've turned them into inappropriate sceptics.
They no longer believe anything, even the patently obviously true.
Some people, it seems, are more likely to listen to advice about cancer from the lady in the next street, that used to do the cleaning when the supermarket was closed, than they are to take the advice of their oncologist.