A higher degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumor, according to a research conducted recently in Sweden.Gliomas, in particular, were more common among people who had studied at university for at least three years than they were among those who didn't go on to higher education, the data show.
For both men and women, occupation played a role in risk. Men in professional or managerial roles had a 20 percent increased risk of glioma and a 50 percent increased risk of acoustic neuroma - a non-cancerous brain tumor that grows on the nerve affecting hearing and balance - compared with men in manual roles.
Women in professional and managerial roles had a 26 percent higher risk for glioma and a 14 percent higher risk for meningioma, compared with women in manual roles.
No wonder, many professors misbehave.