In search of susceptibility genes for type 2 diabetes in West Africa: the design and results of the first phase of the AADM study.

@article{Rotimi2001InSO,
  title={In search of susceptibility genes for type 2 diabetes in West Africa: the design and results of the first phase of the AADM study.},
  author={Charles N Rotimi and Georgia M. Dunston and Kate Berg and Omobosola O Akinsete and Albert G B Amoah and Samuel Owusu and Joseph W Acheampong and Kathryn Boateng and Johnnie Oli and Godfrey Okafor and B Onyenekwe and Babatunde Osotimehin and Fayeofori Abbiyesuku and Thomas Johnson and Olufemi Adetola Fasanmade and Paulette M Furbert-Harris and Rick A Kittles and Mirjana Vekich and Olufemi J. Adegoke and George Bonney and Francis S. Collins},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to map type 2 diabetes susceptibility genes in West African ancestral populations of African-Americans, through an international collaboration between West African and US investigators. DESIGN AND METHODS Affected sib-pairs (ASP) along with unaffected spouse controls are being enrolled and examined in West Africa, with two sites established in Ghana (Accra and Kumasi) and three in Nigeria (Enugu, Ibadan, and Lagos). Eligible participants are invited to… CONTINUE READING