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Do genetics dictate the condition of my body?

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Yes and No: Genetic predisposition for disease doesn't always mean a person gets sick. For example, people with a genetic predisposition for developing type 2 diabetes may be able to avoid it by not becoming obese. Environmental factors would serve as trigger in this case. Other diseases are more straightforward like sickle cell anemia as one example, where a person's red blood cells are abnormal.

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