Dental x-rays double brain tumor risk: study

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Researchers found frequent doses of x-ray radiation were linked with more cases of the cancer.

Having more than one dental x-ray a year can double or even triple the chance of developing a common type of brain tumor, according to a new study. People who recalled having frequent dental x-rays were more likely than those who did not, to have a form of non-spreading cancer called meningioma.