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Sweaty palms could be inherited

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 01 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:020496
  1. Jamie Wilson1
  1. 1Leeds

The unfortunate affliction of a slimy handshake may be genetic and not--as previously thought--a sign of nervousness. American scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles found that people with sweaty plams have a 28% chance of passing their condition on to their children.1 Similarly, nearly two thirds of affected individuals identified a positive family history, …

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