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Is the Western diet causing a spike in autoimmune diseases?

A hand holding a beef burger -- burgers could be responsible for a rise in autoimmune diseases

Scientists say that easting fast foods, such as burgers, could be responsible for the rise in autoimmune diseases. Image: UNSPLASH/Kristi Johnson

Johnny Wood
Writer, Forum Agenda
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A chart showing global spending on autoimmune disorders from 2011-2022.
The cost of treating worldwide cases of autoimmune diseases is spiralling. Image: Statista

A chart show gender imbalances in autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune diseases are more likely to affect women than men. Image: Nature

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