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Bigger Brains Associated With Greater Cancer Risk

A Norwegian scientist looking at why some people get a rare form of aggressive brain cancer has suggested that the size of your brain has more to do with the risk for this particular cancer than your lifestyle. Specifically, the larger your brain, the higher your risk for it.  Detailing his findings in a press release through Eurekalert, Dr.Evan Hovig Fyllingen said his conclusion makes sense because a large brain has more cells, which naturally means there are more cell divisions that can go wrong to create mutations that lead to cancer.  Read more...

 

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