Health Notes

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Also indexed as:SLE, Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, DLE
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Lifestyle Modification

In preliminary research, smoking has been linked to significantly increased risk of developing SLE, while drinking alcohol has been associated with a decrease in risk.1 The importance of these associations remains unclear, though an increased risk for many other diseases has been definitively linked to excessive consumption of alcohol.

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