Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tattoo Tuesday

Having a tattoo could increase your risk of developing a rare type of cancer by 21%, a new study has found.

Researchers in Sweden found a potential link between tattoos and cancer in the lymphatic system, known as lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the immune system.

The researchers, from Lynd University, wanted to investigate the relationship between tattoos and long time health effects, as academic knowledge in this area is poor.

Of course, this is a correlative study, not a study to establish cause and effect. I strongly suspect that the actual data would show at strong effect of life style effects, for example, higher rates of drug and alcohol use by  people with tattoos on average, which may also be correlated with higher rates of cancer.

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