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POSSIBLE CAUSES Of Autoimmune diseases

Genetic, Environment, Infections etc

Recent reports have shown a marked association between 2-nonynoic acid, a cosmetic ingredient and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a disease 9 times more likely to occur in women.

Other suspected triggers of Autoimmune diseases include

smoking,

bacterial & retroviral proteins,

hormone replacement therapy,

use of nail polish.

It’s thought that chemical degradation in the liver causes a loss of immune tolerance that predisposes Individuals to autoimmune diseases.

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