Thursday, 4 October 2012

Newbite: Allergy to Fungi Can Indicate Lower Risk of Glioma in Women

Allergy to common allergens (e.g. pet dander, pollen) including some fungi has been systematically compared with risk of developing glioma in nearly 600 cases. Remarkably it has been found (confirming some earlier simpler studies) that women who tend to have high IgE levels to common allergens have a significantly lower risk of developing glioma compared with those who have low levels of IgE, even when the IgE tests were carried out at least 20 years before the patients developed glioma.
This correlation does not hold for men. more...

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