Association of FTO gene variants with body composition in UK twins

  title={Association of FTO gene variants with body composition in UK twins},
  author={Gregory Livshits and Ida Malkin and Alireza Moayyeri and Tim D. Spector and Christopher J Hammond},
  booktitle={Annals of human genetics},
The association of FTO gene variants with body mass index (BMI) and other obesity characteristics is well established. However, uncertainties remain whether the association is present only in young populations and whether it is attributable to body fat mass specifically. We aimed to clarify these two questions in a large sample (N= 4,523 individuals) of middle-aged and older (range 40-80 years) British female twins. The women were assessed for BMI, waist and hip circumference, total lean (LBM… CONTINUE READING
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