Quantitative trait loci for abdominal fat and BMI in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans: the IRAS Family Study

@article{Norris2005QuantitativeTL,
  title={Quantitative trait loci for abdominal fat and BMI in Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans: the IRAS Family Study},
  author={Jill M Norris and Carl D. Langefeld and Ann L. Scherzinger and Stephen S. Rich and Ebony B. Bookman and Stephanie R. Beck and Mohammed F. Saad and Steven M. Haffner and Richard N Bergman and Donald W. Bowden and Lynne E. Wagenknecht},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={67-77}
}
OBJECTIVE:To conduct linkage analysis for body mass index (BMI, kg/m2), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), visceral adipose tissue mass (VAT, cm2) and subcutaneous adipose tissue mass (SAT, cm2) using a whole genome scan.DESIGN:Cross-sectional family study.STUDY SUBJECTS:African-American families from Los Angeles (AA, n=21 extended pedigrees) and Hispanic-American families (HA) from San Antonio, TX (HA-SA, n=33 extended pedigrees) and San Luis Valley, CO (HA-SLV, n=12 extended pedigrees), totaling 1049… CONTINUE READING

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