Genetic study may temper blame game

The research, conducted at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, showed half of the 80 people with a family history of diabetes, but without the disease themselves, had an increased susceptibility to excess adiposity.

The analysis predicted that 85% of people with type 2 diabetes would carry a dominantly-expressed genetic risk of increased measures of body fat, fat mass and waist circumference.

“The understanding that subjects who will develop type 2 diabetes carry a strong genetic predisposition to increased weight gain as part