ACE I/D genotype, adiposity, and blood pressure in children

  title={ACE I/D genotype, adiposity, and blood pressure in children},
  author={Joey C. Eisenmann and Mark A. Sarzynski and Kim Glenn and Max F. Rothschild and Kate A Snyder Heelan},
  journal={Cardiovascular Diabetology},
  pages={14 - 14}
BACKGROUND Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a possible candidate gene that may influence both body fatness and blood pressure. Although several genetic studies have been conducted in adults, relatively few studies have examined the contribution of potential candidate genes, and specifically ACE I/D, on adiposity and BP phenotypes in childhood. Such studies may prove insightful for the development of the obesity-hypertension phenotype early in life. The purpose of this study was to examine… CONTINUE READING