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Doctor insights on: Ethnic Groups

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Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Is Marfan syndrome sex-linked or prevalent in certain ethnic groups?

Neither: Marfan syndrome affects males and females equally, and the mutation shows no ethnic or geographical bias. Estimates indicate about one in 3, 000 to 5, 000 individuals have marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Does ethnicity play a huge role on what your potential height will be? Is it by nutrition/lifestyle? Or is it mainly on what ethnic group you are in?

Does ethnicity play a huge role on what your potential height will be? Is it by nutrition/lifestyle? Or is it mainly on what ethnic group you are in?

Genetic: It's genetic and since you are derived from your ancestors it's a good chance this true. There are some exceptions... If you nutr ion ally deprived. And there's this thing called regression to the mean. But otherwise genetics. ...Read more

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Is it true that white guys have an extra layer of fat between skin and muscle that other ethnic groups do not?

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Is it true that white guys have an extra layer of fat between skin and muscle that other ethnic groups do not?

Thickness: Thickness and layers of the skin does not change significantly with ethnic groups but thickness and associated structures of the skin change significantly on which part of the body. ...Read more

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What ethnic groups have a lot of body hair?

What ethnic groups have a lot of body hair?

All: Family history is most important in determining this. ...Read more

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Are certain ethnic groups at higher risk of osteogenesis imperfecta?

Are certain ethnic groups at higher risk of osteogenesis imperfecta?

In general, No....: .... But certain very small ethnic groups in africa and canada have been observed to suffer an increased incidence. ...Read more

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