Genetic risk factors for BMI and obesity in an ethnically diverse population: Results from the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology (PAGE) study by Fesinmeyer Megan D, North Kari E, Ritchie Marylyn D, Lim Unhee, Franceschini Nora, Wilkens Lynne R, Gross Myron D, Bůžková Petra, Glenn Kimberly, Quibrera P Miguel, Fernández-Rhodes Lindsay, Li Qiong, Fowke Jay H, Li Rongling, Carlson Christopher S, Prentice Ross L, Kuller Lewis H, Manson Joann E, Matise Tara C, Cole Shelley A, Chen Christina T L, Howard Barbara V, Kolonel Laurence N, Henderson Brian E, Monroe Kristine R, Crawford Dana C, Hindorff Lucia A, Buyske Steven, Haiman Christopher A, Le Marchand Loic, Peters Ulrike in Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) (2013). PubMed

Abstract

Several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have demonstrated that common genetic variants contribute to obesity. However, studies of this complex trait have focused on ancestrally European populations, despite the high prevalence of obesity in some minority groups.

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