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Rheumatoid arthritis

is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic, inflammatory arthritis leading to progressive joint and organ system damage and increasing disability. The rate is three times higher in women than in men. Both genetic and environmental factors (such as smoking, hormone use) seem to play a role in the risk of developing RA.

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sick quitter

abstainers who quit drinking alcoholic beverages because of health problems resulting in a poor health profile of abstainers.

 

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Steatosis

Fatty liver is the collection of excessive amounts of triglycerides and other fats inside liver cells.

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Thyroid cancer

is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. There are several types of thyroid cancer. Most thyroid cancers are differentiated cancers. In these cancers, the cells look a lot like normal thyroid tissue when seen under a microscope. These cancers develop from thyroid follicular cells.

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Ulcerative colitis

or Crohn's disease (CD) is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis affects only the colon and rectum. Crohn's Disease can affect any part of the digestive tract.

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