Risk Factor Center


A risk factor is a factor that increases the chances of getting a disease or condition. All of the various risk factors are categorized with disease lists indicating the diseases that such risk factors may lead to.

  • Lifestyle: inactivity, stress, diet, aging
  • Behaviors: sex, smoking, alcohol, drugs
  • Fatal four: obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension
  • Diseases: HIV, heart, cancer, autoimmune, immunocompromise
  • Infection: animals, birds, insects, water, travel
  • Exposures: environment, occupation, sunlight, radiation, chemicals
  • Medications: medications, contraceptives, steroids
  • Women's: pregnancy, childbirth, menopause
  • Lists: all risk factors,

    Risk Factor Lookup
    Research all risk factors in our database. See all conditions listing a risk factor or similar related factors.
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