A rise in the prevalence of autoimmune diseases around the world can be blamed on Western-style diets, scientists say.
In a Sunday interview, James Lee and Carola Vinuesa of London’s Francis Crick Institute said they are working to pinpoint the precise causes of autoimmune disease.
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“Numbers of autoimmune cases began to increase about 40 years ago in the west,” Lee told the Guardian’s Observer. “However, we are now seeing some emerge…