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What increases the risk for type 2 diabetes in families?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Genetics, lifestyle
Families share some of the same genetics, and often many of the same habits as well.
Certain families & ethnic groups are very prone to diabetes (latinos, native americans, african-americans, and many asians). Risk also increases with less exercise, being overweight, and eating a lot of processed carbs (white flour & sugar), all of which are habits usually learned at home and within the family.

In brief: Genetics, lifestyle
Families share some of the same genetics, and often many of the same habits as well.
Certain families & ethnic groups are very prone to diabetes (latinos, native americans, african-americans, and many asians). Risk also increases with less exercise, being overweight, and eating a lot of processed carbs (white flour & sugar), all of which are habits usually learned at home and within the family.
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