BMI modifies associations of IL-6 genotypes with insulin resistance: the Framingham Study.


OBJECTIVE The -174 interleukin (IL)-6 gene polymorphism has been proposed as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but data are conflicting. Because white fat is a major source of IL-6 in resting individuals, we tested the hypothesis that BMI modifies the association among the IL-6 genotype, insulin resistance (IR) (measured using the homeostasis model), and… (More)