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Is gestational diabetes a dominant or recessive trait?
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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Complex disease
Gestational diabetes (gdm), like type 2 diabetes, are related metabolic conditions with strong inherited genetic tendencies --- but multiple genes are involved in their expression (appearance in any person).
So gdm is neither a dominant nor recessive trait. Whether a person gets gdm is also strongly impacted by age, weight, exercise levels, dietary factors, which are not genetically determined.

In brief: Complex disease
Gestational diabetes (gdm), like type 2 diabetes, are related metabolic conditions with strong inherited genetic tendencies --- but multiple genes are involved in their expression (appearance in any person).
So gdm is neither a dominant nor recessive trait. Whether a person gets gdm is also strongly impacted by age, weight, exercise levels, dietary factors, which are not genetically determined.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Neither
Gestational diabetes is like type 2 dm, which has a polygenic inheritance.
It is not due to a simple mendelian inheritance.

In brief: Neither
Gestational diabetes is like type 2 dm, which has a polygenic inheritance.
It is not due to a simple mendelian inheritance.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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