Q&A With Jeffrey Lin From Columbia University: Study Shows Health Risks For Football Players Goes Beyond the Brain

December 15, 2015
Adam Hochron

A considerable amount of research has been done into the neurological issues facing football players but work is also being done to study the impact on the heart of some of the larger players on the field as well.

A considerable amount of research has been done into the neurological issues facing football players but work is also being done to study the impact on the heart of some of the larger players on the field as well.

Jeffrey Lin, MD, from Columbia University said the study focused particularly on linemen whose job mostly entails standing their ground and not letting people past them which requires more size and strength than the speed needed by some of their lighter, faster teammates. The study was discussed during the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Orlando.