Elite College Athletes Face Health Issues Later in Life

March 4, 2014

Division I athletes are far more likely than the general population or those who were physically active non-athletes in college to have a range of serious health issues later in life, according to research published by Janet Simon, a graduate student at Indiana University at Bloomington, in American Journal of Sports Medicine. Simon found not only that the Division I athletes had more injuries that might have been related to injuries sustained while playing college athletics, but that they scored worse on depression and fatigue.


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