(CHICAGO) -- Suffering from allergies may make you less susceptible to a far more serious condition, reports HealthDay News.
New research suggests that those who suffer from allergies are less likely to develop a malignant gliomas brain tumor -- the same type that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy -- because the immune system in people who suffer from allergies is on high alert.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, found that those with the tumors were more likely to not have allergies and the more allergies an individual had, the less likely they were to have gliomas.
Gliomas brain tumors are a the most common adult brain tumor, making up more than half of all malignant tumors diagnosed each year in the U.S.
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