Associations of the FTO rs9939609 variant with discrete body fat depots and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic cohort.

@article{Lear2011AssociationsOT,
  title={Associations of the FTO rs9939609 variant with discrete body fat depots and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic cohort.},
  author={Scott A Lear and Wei Q. Deng and Guillaume Par{\'e} and Dian Caturini Sulistyoningrum and Ruth J F Loos and Angela M. Devlin},
  journal={Genetics research},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 6},
  pages={419-26}
}
The fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene has been implicated with obesity and dietary intake predominantly in European populations. We assessed the association between the FTO rs9939609 variant with body fat distribution and dietary intake in a multi-ethnic population. Aboriginal, Chinese, European and South Asian participants living in Canada (n = 706) were assessed for body fat and inner-abdominal fat using imaging techniques, dietary intake and genotyped for the FTO rs9939609 variant… CONTINUE READING
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