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    People who had childhood chickenpox were 47% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma


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    Monday, November 18, 2019 2:10 pm Email this article

    People who had childhood chickenpox, versus those who did not, were 47% less likely to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma according to a study from Italy.

    This is more evidence that childhood illnesses may help to protect us from certain diseases including heart attack, stroke and certain cancers.

     

    Reference

    Montella M. Childhood Infections and the Risk of Lymphomas: a Case-Control Study. Poster session on June 4, 2005 at the European Society of Medical Oncology Scientific & Educational Conference (ESMO), 2005; Abstract 119-P.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Maurizio Montella, MD
    Unit of Epidemiology
    Istituto Tumori Fondazione Pascale
    RCSS, Via M. Semmola 1
    80131, Naples, Italy

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