Multicenter dizygotic twin cohort study confirms two linkage susceptibility loci for body mass index at 3q29 and 7q36 and identifies three further potential novel loci

@article{Kettunen2009MulticenterDT,
  title={Multicenter dizygotic twin cohort study confirms two linkage susceptibility loci for body mass index at 3q29 and 7q36 and identifies three further potential novel loci},
  author={Johannes Kettunen and Markus Perola and Nicholas G. Martin and Belinda K. Cornes and Scott G. Wilson and Grant W. Montgomery and Beben Benyamin and Jennifer Ruth Harris and Dorret I. Boomsma and Gonneke A H M Willemsen and J Hottenga and Pieternella E Slagboom and Kelly Christensen and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik and Thorkild I. A. S\orensen and Nancy L Pedersen and Patrik K. E. Magnusson and Toby Andrew and Tim D. Spector and Elisabeth I M Widen and Karri Silventoinen and Jaakko M Kaprio and Aarno V Palotie and L. Peltonen},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={1235-1242}
}
Objective:To identify common loci and potential genetic variants affecting body mass index (BMI, kg m−2) in study populations originating from Europe.Design:We combined genome-wide linkage scans of six cohorts from Australia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom with an ∼10-cM microsatellite marker map. Variance components linkage analysis was carried out with age, sex and country of origin as covariates.Subjects:The GenomEUtwin consortium consists of twin cohorts… CONTINUE READING

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