Analyses of shared genetic factors between asthma and obesity in children.

@article{Meln2010AnalysesOS,
  title={Analyses of shared genetic factors between asthma and obesity in children.},
  author={Erik Mel{\'e}n and Blanca E. Himes and John Brehm and Nadia Boutaoui and Barbara J. Klanderman and Jody Senter Sylvia and Jessica A. Lasky-Su},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={631-7.e1-8}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies consistently show associations between asthma and obesity. Shared genetics might account for this association. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify genetic variants associated with both asthma and obesity. METHODS On the basis of a literature search, we identified genes from (1) genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of body mass index (BMI; n = 17 genes), (2) GWASs of asthma (n = 14), and (3) candidate gene studies of BMI and asthma (n = 7). We used GWAS data… CONTINUE READING

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