Latent common genetic components of obesity traits

  title={Latent common genetic components of obesity traits},
  author={B Tayo and Regina Harders and Amy Luke and Xiongwei Zhu and R S Cooper},
  booktitle={International Journal of Obesity},
Background:Obesity is rapidly becoming a global epidemic. Unlike many complex human diseases, obesity is defined not just by a single trait or phenotype, but jointly by measures of anthropometry and metabolic status.Methods:We applied maximum likelihood factor analysis to identify common latent factors underlying observed covariance in multiple obesity-related measures. Both the genetic components and the mode of inheritance of the common factors were evaluated. A total of 1775 participants… CONTINUE READING

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