High levels of education linked to brain tumour risk-Research

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.
Results show that men with a university education that lasted at least 3 years were 19 percent more likely to develop a glioma, compared with men whose education did not go beyond compulsory schooling, which was 9 years of primary education. Likewise, women who went on to higher education had a 23 percent higher glioma risk and a 16 percent higher meningioma risk, compared with women who did not.
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.

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