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2.4: Theory 3- Autoimmune Theory

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    • The autoimmune theory proposes that the immune system is programmed so that it is no longer able to faultlessly distinguish foreign proteins from the body’s own proteins.
      • If this happens the body’s immune system will attack and destroy its own cells.
    • It is well documented that the effectiveness of the immune system peaks at puberty and gradually declines thereafter with advance in age.

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    • Theory 3: Autoimmune Theory. Authored by: Kelly, Jessica. Provided by: Herkimer College. Located at: NA. Project: AtD Course. License: CC BY: Attribution

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