Biogeographic Ancestry Is Associated with Higher Total Body Adiposity among African-American Females: The Boston Area Community Health Survey

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OBJECTIVES The prevalence of obesity is disproportionately higher among African-Americans and Hispanics as compared to whites. We investigated the role of biogeographic ancestry (BGA) on adiposity and changes in adiposity in the Boston Area Community Health Survey. METHODS We evaluated associations between BGA, assessed via Ancestry Informative Markers… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122808

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