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What are common other things, besides bacteria and viruses, that cause disease?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 29 years experience
Yes, lots: Not to make you paranoid, but there are countless things that cause disease. Many factors interact with our bodies in a way that can lead to disease. For example, a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney and heart damage, and damage to other arteries (like stroke). Type 2 diabetes is another complicated disease that can have to do with weight gain.
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