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Study: Are football players too obese?

In the world of American football, there is a stigma that players need to increase their overall body size to make an impact on the field. But, new research from a Grand Valley State University movement science professor and one of his students suggests that being bigger doesn’t mean being better—or healthier.

We started to take a look at providing the information that sports medicine personnel need to be aware of in order to effectively protect the health of the players under their care, Potteiger said. “In football, the most at-risk athletes are the offensive and defensive linemen.

Source: Medical Xpress

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