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A Common Variant in the FTO Gene Is Associated with Body Mass Index and Predisposes to Childhood and Adult Obesity
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A genome-wide search for type 2 diabetes–susceptibility genes identified a common variant in the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene that predisposes to diabetes through an effect on body mass index (BMI). Expand
Biological, Clinical, and Population Relevance of 95 Loci for Blood Lipids
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The results identify several novel loci associated with plasma lipids that are also associated with CAD and provide the foundation to develop a broader biological understanding of lipoprotein metabolism and to identify new therapeutic opportunities for the prevention of CAD. Expand
Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology
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A genome-wide association study and Metabochip meta-analysis of body mass index (BMI), a measure commonly used to define obesity and assess adiposity, in up to 339,224 individuals provide strong support for a role of the central nervous system in obesity susceptibility. Expand
Association analyses of 249,796 individuals reveal 18 new loci associated with body mass index
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18 new loci associated with body mass index are identified, one of which includes a copy number variant near GPRC5B, and genes in other newly associated loci may provide new insights into human body weight regulation. Expand
Genome-wide association study identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci
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To identify further susceptibility alleles, a two-stage genome-wide association study in 4,398 breast cancer cases and 4,316 controls was conducted, followed by a third stage in which 30 single nucleotide polymorphisms were tested for confirmation. Expand
Six new loci associated with body mass index highlight a neuronal influence on body weight regulation
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Several of the likely causal genes are highly expressed or known to act in the central nervous system (CNS), emphasizing, as in rare monogenic forms of obesity, the role of the CNS in predisposition to obesity. Expand
Meta-analysis of genome-wide association data and large-scale replication identifies additional susceptibility loci for type 2 diabetes
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The results illustrate the value of large discovery and follow-up samples for gaining further insights into the inherited basis of T2D, and detect at least six previously unknown loci with robust evidence for association. Expand
New genetic loci implicated in fasting glucose homeostasis and their impact on type 2 diabetes risk
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It is demonstrated that genetic studies of glycemic traits can identify type 2 diabetes risk loci, as well as loci containing gene variants that are associated with a modest elevation in glucose levels but are not associated with overt diabetes. Expand
Discovery and Refinement of Loci Associated with Lipid Levels
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It is found that loci associated with blood lipid levels are often associated with cardiovascular and metabolic traits, including coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, waist-hip ratio and body mass index. Expand
Large-scale association analysis provides insights into the genetic architecture and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
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A meta-analysis of genetic variants on the Metabochip, including 34,840 cases and 114,981 controls, finds a long tail of additional common variant loci explaining much of the variation in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Expand
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