Admixture mapping of obesity-related traits in African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.

@article{Cheng2010AdmixtureMO,
  title={Admixture mapping of obesity-related traits in African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.},
  author={Ching-Yu Cheng and David Reich and Josef Coresh and Eric Boerwinkle and Nick Patterson and Man Li and Kari E. North and Arti Tandon and Joan E. Bailey-Wilson and James G. Wilson and Wen Hong Linda Kao},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          563-72
        }
}
Obesity is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence of obesity is higher in African Americans than whites, even after adjustment for socioeconomic status (SES). This leads to the hypothesis that differences in genetic background may contribute to racial/ethnic differences in obesity-related traits. We tested this hypothesis by conducting a genome-wide admixture mapping scan using 1,350 ancestry-informative single-nucleotide polymorphisms… CONTINUE READING
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