Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lifestyle May Be More Important Than Genetics In Type 2 Diabetes Risk

On the heels of the 'genetics is a heavier influence than socio-economic factors in breast cancer' post comes this article suggesting that for Type 2 diabetes risk, a healthy lifestyle may hold genetic influences at bay - or at least trump them.

From the post

Genetics affects diabetes risk...but lifestyle is still the most important factor at play. That's the conclusion of a new study, which showed that a certain gene variant gives people a substantially increased risk for developing Type 2 - an eighty percent higher risk, in fact.

Sounds pretty nasty. However the article goes on to suggest that despite the above, a healthy lifestyle can successfully offset that genetic risk - lifestyle trumps genetics. In your eye mother nature!

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