Linkage of the metabolic syndrome to 1q23-q31 in Hispanic families: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study Family Study.

The metabolic syndrome is characterized by central obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and hyperglycemia. The Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS) Family Study recruited extended pedigrees of Hispanic descent from San Antonio, TX (SA) and San Luis Valley, CO (SLV). Thirty-five of these pedigrees (27 SA and 8 SLV) had at least 2… (More)