Genetic risk factors for BMI and obesity in an ethnically diverse population: Results from the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology (PAGE) study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), Volume 21, Issue 4, p.835-46 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Center-Authored Paper, June 2013, Public Health Sciences Division, Shared Resources, Specimen Processing Core Facility

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.