Strong association of socioeconomic status with genetic ancestry in Latinos: implications for admixture studies of type 2 diabetes

@article{Florez2009StrongAO,
  title={Strong association of socioeconomic status with genetic ancestry in Latinos: implications for admixture studies of type 2 diabetes},
  author={Jose C Florez and Alkes L. Price and Denise J. Campbell and Luis A. Riba and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Parra and Fangfang Yu and Constanza Elena Duque and R Singh Saxena and Natalia Gallego and Marcela K. Tello-Ruiz and Liliana Franco and Maribel Rodr{\'i}guez-Torres and Alberto Villegas and Gabriel Bedoya and Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Tusi{\'e}-Luna and Andres Ruiz-Linares and David Reich},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={1528-1536}
}
Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent in US American minority populations of African or Native American descent than it is in European Americans. However, the proportion of this epidemiological difference that can be ascribed to genetic or environmental factors is unknown. To determine whether genetic ancestry is correlated with diabetes risk in Latinos, we… CONTINUE READING