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What increases my risk for metabolic disorders?

Most metabolic disorders are hereditary, which means they are caused by genetic problems that you inherit from your parents. Most of these require both parents to carry the gene for the disease; even then there is a chance you will not get the gene, or will just be a carrier and not get the disease. Some metabolic disorders, like type 2 diabetes, are not directly inherited but develop as a result of certain diseases and medical conditions that affect organs involved in the process of metabolism.

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