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Why are autoimmune cases on the rise in recent years. is the hygiene hypothesis a good explanation?

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Dr. David Chrisman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

Sleep?: I think it is related to sleep. Not only are we sleeping less we are also getting poorer quality of sleep. Dr steven y. Parks an ENT in new york city sees a connection with sleep and autoimmune diseases. He has a very informative web site you should visit.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Nobody really: Knows. My personal view(obviously unproved) is that what i call dietary mayhem may well be the trigger factor coupled with genetic risk.

Answered 4/23/2013

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