‘Worrisome’ rise in autoimmune disease marker prevalence reported in U.S.

The prevalence of antinuclear antibodies, markers of the body’s immune responses against its own cells, has increased significantly in the United States over the past several decades, particularly among adolescents and adults aged 50 years and older, according to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.“These findings are worrisome in that they suggest that these increasing immune abnormalities might predict increased numbers of lifelong and costly autoimmune diseases in the United States in the future,” Frederick W. Miller, MD, PhD, of the NIH National Institute ofRead More

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