9. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disease - Deepstash
9. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disease

9. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases affect about 8 percent of the population in the United States, making up the third most common category of disease after cancer and heart disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Women make up nearly 80 percent of those living with autoimmune diseases. While the cause of autoimmune diseases is unknown, it is generally believed to have a strong genetic component, and women in their child-bearing years are at the highest risk.

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