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Caucasian (Overview)

Caucasian, to most people, means a white person. But by the racial classification made in the 19th century, it ranged from people with light skin (no. Europe) to darker (parts of no. Africa & india). These people were felt to be originally from the caucases region of southeastern europe. At it's current core meaning, it is a white person, or one originally from europe.


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I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

See below: I see lots of questions with people asking if there race or ethnicity increases there alcohol or drug addiction risk. Best answer is to variable to say. Family history is a much better predictor of addiction risk, parents, siblings, grandparents aunts and uncles. And your own health history, history of mental illness, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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Caucasian (Overview)

Caucasian, to most people, means a white person. But by the racial classification made in the 19th century, it ranged from people with light skin (no. Europe) to darker (parts of no. Africa & india). These people were felt to be originally from the caucases region of southeastern europe. At it's current core meaning, it is a white person, or one originally from europe.


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What can be an ideal weight for an old caucasian male about 60 that is 5 ft. 10 in. with a medium build?

BMI: Body mass index (BMI) can be found on the internet and you will be asked to put in your height and weight. The upper limit of BMI is within normal. Anything higher than that is not too good. That said, if it is only a bit higher -relax!. If much higher try and see a dietitian and exercise trainer in order to get down to size. Do not try and get it down all at once! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: caucasian?

Division of mankind: Caucasian, to most people, means a white person. But by the racial classification made in the 19th century, it ranged from people with light skin (no. Europe) to darker (parts of no. Africa & india). These people were felt to be originally from the caucases region of southeastern europe. At it's current core meaning, it is a white person, or one originally from europe. ...Read more

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How can you get vaseline out of a caucasian childs' hair?

How can you get vaseline out of a caucasian childs' hair?

Soap and water: Petroleum jelly is an oil, and oils are soluble with soap. Soap up her hair well, then rinse. If there's a lot of vaseline you may need to do it several times. By the way, human hair is human hair and vaseline is vaseline. It doesn't matter if the hair is strait or kinky, or whether the child is dark, light, or in the middle. ...Read more

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Why chinese people have epicanthal fold and caucasians don't have?

The "WHY" Questions: There is no answer to most "why' questions in medicine or in science. There just is the reality of what you describe. None of us here were in on the design of the human race..... These questions, though, often bring good and interesting debate. ...Read more

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Why would a caucasian have epicanthal folds if not down's syndrome?

Why would a caucasian have epicanthal folds if not down's syndrome?

Ancestry: The term caucasian comes from the caucasus mountains and caucasus region which consists of parts of present day russia, georgia, azerbaijan, armenia, iran, turkey. The term caucasian is used synonymously with the term white when people talk about race. The old racial terminology is outdated. "whites" can have asian features such as epicanthal folds. Modern genetics shows that we are all related. ...Read more

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What is the probability of aquiring HIV from a caucasian man to a caucasian woman?

What is the probability of aquiring HIV from a caucasian man to a caucasian woman?

Race is not a factor: One of the two individuals would need to be HIV + for there to be any possibility of infection. ...Read more