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The increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes among people with a family history of the disease is estimated as two to six times greater than the risk among people without such a history.

Spiegel A, Hawkins M. ‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 43-49. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1054?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Reference

Title
‘Personalized Medicine’ To Identify Genetic Risks For Type 2 Diabetes And Focus Prevention: Can It Fulfill Its Promise?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Spiegel A, Hawkins M
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
43-49
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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