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Is gestational diabetes a dominant or recessive trait?

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Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Complex disease: Gestational diabetes (gdm), like type 2 diabetes, are related metabolic conditions with strong inherited genetic tendencies --- but multiple genes are involved in their expression (appearance in any person). So gdm is neither a dominant nor recessive trait. Whether a person gets gdm is also strongly impacted by age, weight, exercise levels, dietary factors, which are not genetically determined.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Neither: Gestational diabetes is like type 2 dm, which has a polygenic inheritance. It is not due to a simple mendelian inheritance.

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