Association between BDNF rs6265 and Obesity in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study

@inproceedings{Ma2012AssociationBB,
  title={Association between BDNF rs6265 and Obesity in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study},
  author={Xian-Yong Ma and Wei Qiao Qiu and Caren E. Smith and Laurence D. Parnell and Zong-yong Jiang and Jos{\'e} M. Ordov{\'a}s and Katherine L Tucker and Chao-Qiang Lai},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
  year={2012}
}
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been associated with regulation of body weight and appetite. The goal of this study was to examine the interactions of a functional variant (rs6265) in the BDNF gene with dietary intake for obesity traits in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study. BDNF rs6265 was genotyped in 1147 Puerto Rican adults and examined for association with obesity-related traits. Men (n = 242) with the GG genotype had higher BMI (P = 0.009), waist circumference (P = 0.002… CONTINUE READING
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