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Doctor insights on: Why Are Blacks Affected More Often Than Other Races Or 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: More common in hispanics, african americans, american indians happens at lower weights in oriental , asian indian populations more common in older folks, but nopw occuring in even kids/teens -overweight = between sexes. ...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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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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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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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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