Concussions linked to erectile dysfunction in NFL players

Head trauma suffered by former NFL players was linked to erectile dysfunction, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.

“Former players with ED may be relieved to know that concussions sustained during their NFL careers may be contributing to a condition that is both common and treatable,” said study lead author Rachel Grashow, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in a Harvard Medical School article published on August 26, 2019. The research was part of the ongoing Football Players Health Study at Harvard.

Harvard Chan School’s Andrea Roberts was the study’s senior author.

Read the Harvard Medical School article: Downstream Effects

Read a CNBC article: Erectile dysfunction linked to concussions in NFL players, Harvard study finds