A team of researchers authored a report back in 2014 identifying potential environmental triggers for immune disease. A review of research evidences that genetic predisposition accounts for approximately 30% of all autoimmune diseases. Surprisingly, 70% are due to environmental factors, including toxic chemicals, dietary elements, gut dysbiosis and infections.
The rapid increase in autoimmune disease globally leads some industry observers to classify the situation as an epidemic. The authors emphasize in this report the detection of predictive biomarkers in the early stages of autoimmune disorders can be used to identify, halt and even reverse autoimmune disease.