Parasite found in cat poop linked to higher brain cancer risk in humans

Here’s another reason to cook your meat and take care around cat litter: The parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which reproduces in cats and most often spreads to humans through raw meat, may increase the risk of brain cancer in humans, a new study suggests.

The researchers found a link between the presence of T. gondii antibodies in people’s blood, indicating previous exposure to the parasite, and the development of glioma, the most common type of brain cancer, several years later. 

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