by Kathy Jones on  February 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM Lifestyle News
 Allergies Reduce Brain Tumor Risk
A group of American researchers have found a good side of allergies, claiming that a higher number of allergies in a person drastically reduce the risk of low and high-grade glioma.

Researchers from the University of Illinois studied allergies of 419 patients suffering from glioma and 612 cancer free patients and found that those who had allergies had lower risk of suffering from the tumor compared to those who had no allergies.

Commenting in the report, lead researcher Bridget McCarthy said, "Our study confirms that there is a relationship between the immune system of allergy sufferers and glioma risk. A comprehensive study of allergies and antihistamine use with standardized questions and biological markers is essential to further delineate the biological mechanism that may be involved in brain tumor development."

The details are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Source: Medindia

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