Common familial influences on clustering of metabolic syndrome traits with central obesity and insulin resistance: the Kiel obesity prevention study

@article{BosyWestphal2007CommonFI,
  title={Common familial influences on clustering of metabolic syndrome traits with central obesity and insulin resistance: the Kiel obesity prevention study},
  author={A Bosy-Westphal and Simone Onur and Corinna Geisler and A N Wolf and Oliver Korth and Maria A. Pfeuffer and J{\"u}rgen Schrezenmeir and Michael Krawczak and Manfred M{\"u}ller},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={784-790}
}
Objective:The phenotypic heterogeneity of metabolic syndrome (MSX) suggests heterogeneity of the underlying genotype. The aim of the present study was to examine the common genetic background that contributes to the clustering between the two main features (insulin resistance, central obesity) and different MSX component traits.Methods:In all, 492 individuals from 90 families were investigated in a three-generation family path study as part of the Kiel Obesity Prevention Study (KOPS, 162… CONTINUE READING

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