Ellen Chronic Disease

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Ellen appears to only have several risk factors for chronic disease. The first risk factor being that both of Ellen's parents died what we considered today as young. Her father died from a stroke and her mother from heart attack. The other risk factor is that Ellen has a lot of life stress and stress has often been associated with chronic disease. The last Risk factor that Ellen has is that she grew up during a time when such substances as lead, asbestos and DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) were still being used. On the other hand, Ellen has never tried alcohol, recreational drugs, smoked or participated in unsafe sexual practices.
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