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Risk factors

risk factors

An aspect of personal behaviour or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.


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Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)

... can be harmful). Also, any diet that lacks fibre is linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer. Red meat is just a factor that further increases ... known and the role of fibre in the diet is perhaps only one among many factors that contribute to the overall outcome. In that article you linked ...

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by biohazard
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:11 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)
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Human Sexuality

... really is only a factor in determining wheather a person is more of a risk taker or not. Also, we as a group are looking at the health factors of monogamy, not only in humans, but is all species. If their are any helpful tips ...

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by willi3843
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Sexuality
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Views: 1139

Help Me To Solve These Question In general biology

... as scientific hypotheses and give if it could be falsified and what factors are measurable and controllable: 1. Sea turtles are likely to hatch at the period of the new moon. 2-. Drinking coffee a day decreases the risk of heart disease in women. 3. Manatees and elephants have a same ancestor. ...

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by luluwa999
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:32 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Me To Solve These Question In general biology
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Views: 1032

Vaccine for HIV

... without significant theoretical advances. There are a number of factors that cause development of an HIV vaccine to differ from the development ... encountered; HIV may be encountered daily by individuals at high risk. Most vaccines protect against infections through mucosal surfaces of ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... are more of these "weak alleles" that affect breast cancer risk yet to be found. Byrne, an oncology researcher, says these genes play ... the general population. "Individually they are probably not major factors, but cumulatively they could be helpful in working out who is at ...

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by jumma
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
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Views: 17025
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