What increases my risk for endocrine system diseases?

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Doctors do not understand what causes many endocrine system diseases, which can make assessing your risk difficult. In any case, there are as many risk factors for endocrine system disease as there are endocrine system diseases. Risk factors include family history of endocrine system disease, age, gender, diet, and overall health. Autoimmune disorder, cancer, and some infections can also increase your risk.

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