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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:24 pm 
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http://www.dentalplans.com/articles/26301/
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The researchers found that patients with a history of allergies had a 40 percent lower relative risk of glioma than those without allergies, and patients with a history of eczema or asthma had a 30 percent lower risk. They found no such association with meningioma.


Woohoo! Something positive to do with food allergies.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:02 pm 
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Nice to think we'd catch a break somewhere.

Brain cancer would be a good place to start!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:08 pm 
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Wasn't there previously an article that said cancer was less common among people with food allergies? (I think it specified food but I'm not sure.)

Anyway, here's the thing, in my family, my mom died of cancer. My dad had a chronic illness that developed into cancer (most patients don't live that long after diagnosis, but if they do it does develop into cancer). The two oldest kids have food allergies. Next kid has skin cancer, next had another cancer. Then me, with food allergies. I think I got off lucky. :wink:

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AM, I'll have to look it up - but yes, I know AL reported on a study that showed early indications that those with allergies were less susceptible to "certain kinds of cancer". It wasn't blanket, and the research was still pretty premature.

Believe there is a tie-in to research that finds we "allergics" may have more "natural killer" T-cells.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:41 pm 
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Well, isn't an allergy and overactive immune system? Makes sense that we should be protected from something. :lol:

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