NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Both genetic and lifestyle factors influence a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but a new study appearing in PLOS Medicine suggests that the absolute risk of developing diabetes is highest in obese people, no matter their genetic risk.

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