Prevalence and heritability of the metabolic syndrome and its individual components in a Dutch isolate: the Erasmus Rucphen Family study.

@article{Henneman2008PrevalenceAH,
  title={Prevalence and heritability of the metabolic syndrome and its individual components in a Dutch isolate: the Erasmus Rucphen Family study.},
  author={Peter Henneman and Yurii S. Aulchenko and Rune R. Frants and Klaas Willem van Dijk and Ben A. Oostra and Cornelia M. van Duijn},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={572-7}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined by a combination of abnormalities that are all individual risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. The aetiology of MetS includes both an environmental and genetic component. We studied the prevalence and heritability of MetS and its individual components Dutch genetic isolate. METHODS The Erasmus Rucphen Family study (ERF) consists of some 3000 genealogically documented individuals from a Dutch genetic… CONTINUE READING

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