Allergies may be a pain to millions of people but before you start complaining, you may want to be thankful you have them.
A recent study confirmed a link between allergies and a person’s risk of having glioma, a type of brain tumor.
Researchers at the University of Illinois conducted a survey on “419 patients with glioma and 612 cancer-free patients from Duke University and North Shore University Health System,” finding that the more allergies a person had, the more prone they were to developing a brain tumor (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216010.php).
The use of an antihistamine, taken to relieve allergy symptoms, had no effect on a person’s risk of glioma, giving people relief in knowing that they have allergies and can take an easy form of treatment for it rather than not having any allergies at all and risk having a brain tumor.
So the next time you complain about the pollen in the air or cat on your lap, be thankful that you are allergic.
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