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Graduates’ brain risk

MRI image of the brain

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PEOPLE with at least three years of higher education are at greater risk for cancerous brain tumours than those with no more than nine years of schooling, perplexed researchers said last month. “There is a 19 per cent increased risk that university-educated men could be diagnosed with glioma,” said Amal Khanolkar, a scientist at the Institute of Child Health (ICH) in London and lead author of a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community. For women, the risk rose by 23 per cent. “It was a surprising result, which is difficult to explain,” Khanolkar said. In reality, the increase…

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