Does Diabetes affect all Racial Groups Equally?

hereditary tendency to acquire diabetes

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No, there are significant differences in the hereditary tendency to acquire diabetes.

In general Caucasians (non-Hispanic whites) have a lower tendency to develop type 2 diabetes than other ethnic groups.

Lifestyle does not appear to be more important than the hereditary tendency in determining the chance of a person to develop type 1 diabetes.

However, in the case of type 2 diabetes it is the only factor.

The two most common and most important factors contributing to a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in people at high hereditary risk are weight gain and lack of physical exercise.

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