Lead Exposure Increases the Risk of Adult Brain Tumor
By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - 11/30/2009
Lead exposure and the resulting free radical oxidative damage increase the risk of glioblastoma multiforme
brain tumor and meningioma brain tumor.
Researchers studied 362 patients with glioma
(176 had glioblastoma multiforme), 134 patients with meningioma, and 494 controls. Lead exposure was
estimated by expert review of detailed job history data for each patient.
Patients with glioblastoma multiforme had a tendency to have
genetic polymorphisms Rac2 (rs2239774) and GPX1 (rs1050450 and rs18006688) and high lead
Patients with meningioma had a tendency to have genetic polymorphisms GPX1 (rs1050450 and rs18006688) and XDH
(rx7574920) and high lead exposure.
Lead exposure increased the risk of glioblastoma multiforme and meningioma brain tumors in patients with these
Reference Source: Bhatti P, Stewart PA, et al., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jun;18(6):1841-8. Lead
exposure, polymorphisms in genes related to oxidative stress, and risk of adult brain tumors.
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Genetic polymorphism means the body has an inherited way it wants to do a particular process. At this time you
cannot change your genetic polymorphism. Although, in most cases you can change the lifestyle, diet, supplement and
toxicity issue that allows the polymorphism to express itself.
Even if you have a genetic polymorphism you should be able to change the expression of the inherited tendency
and decrease your brain tumor risk.
Click here to learn about the Heavy Metal Screening test for lead and
other toxic metals.
For Glioblastoma multiforme and meningioma brain tumors you can do two tests:
- Test your body for excessive free radical oxidative damage.
If elevated, test for toxic heavy metals including lead.
Increase your intake of dark colored vegetables and fruit.
Consider supplementing your diet with Green Drink.
Repeat the test in 30 days to make sure you have less oxidative damage.
- Test your body for the toxic heavy metal lead.
If you test positive remove the
source of your lead exposure and remove the lead from your body with chelation.
Repeat the test to make sure you have less toxic heavy metals and lead.
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