Study links brain tumors with dental X-rays

April 10, 2012 5:39:39 AM PDT
The most common type of brain tumor has been linked to dental X-rays, according to a new study.

Researchers found that people with the meningioma tumor were almost twice as likely to have had standard dental X-rays sometime in their life.

This type of tumor usually is not malignant.

One problem with the study is that researchers relied on people's recollections and didn't look at dental records.

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