Allergies Just May Help Prevent Some Cancers, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2008) — There may be a silver – and healthy – lining to the miserable cloud of allergy symptoms: Sneezing, coughing, tearing and itching just may help prevent cancer – particularly colon, skin, bladder, mouth, throat, uterus and cervix, lung and gastrointestinal tract cancer, according to a new Cornell study.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081029121828.htm

Wow. For once I’m glad to be an allergy sufferer!

Very interesting!

Brenda V.

Cool. Hyperimmunity may be protective, in some strange way.

I always wondered if people who suffered from autoimmune diseases were less likely to get cancer too. Could never get an epidemiologist interested in crunching significant numbers though.

-Tim

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