According to the Oxford advance learner's dictionary risk is often succeeded by of. But in the sentence

Failure to take sustainable and urgent measures will inflict long-term harm on public health, affecting children even more by putting them at higher risk for diseases.

Risk is succeeded by for. Is this grammatically correct?

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    Can you be more specific about what your question is? I can't figure out what you're asking. – Tanner Swett Nov 2 '18 at 15:21
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    Technically speaking your example sentence is grammatically "valid", but in practice native speakers would almost always refer to risk of disease (note use of the singular, as well as the different preposition). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Nov 2 '18 at 16:23
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    Please identify the source of the quoted text. – James K Nov 2 '18 at 18:30

@FumbleFingers is right: "of disease" would be preferred, though "for diseases" isn't too terribly unnatural. Just don't use "of diseases."

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