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Study reveals allergy sufferers less likely to get brain cancer

• Terrence Aym
University of Illinois medical researchers made a startling discovery: allergies might protect the suffer from glioma—a cancerous brain tumor. Yet the brain cancer glioma is not the only one that might be suppressed by the immune system of those suffering from such common allergies as histamine reactions to pet dander, food allergies such as peanut butter, or hay fever. The team found that allergy sufferers may also have a higher degree of protection from such deadly forms of cancer as pancreatic, colorectal and even childhood leukemia.

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