NFL: Study shows retirees live longer

Updated: May 8, 2012, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NFL is telling retirees about a medical study that says former players live longer than men in the general population.

While player safety issues related to brain trauma and other football-related injuries dominate the headlines, the study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found 334 deceased men in a sampling of 3,439 former NFL players. Estimates for the general population anticipated 625 deaths.

Players in the study participated ...

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