Acanthosis nigricans risk factors include:

  • Obesity. The heavier you are, the higher your risk of acanthosis nigricans.
  • Race. Acanthosis nigricans is most common in American Indians, Hispanics and blacks.
  • Genetics. Some types of acanthosis nigricans appear to be hereditary.
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