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A Trans-Ancestral Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveals Loci Associated With Childhood Obesity

Bradfield JP, Vogelezang S, Felix JF, Chesi A, Helgeland Ø, Horikoshi M, Karhunen V, Lowry E, Cousminer DL, Ahluwalia TS, Thiering E, Boh ET, Zafarmand MH, Vilor-Tejedor N , Wang CA, Jaddoe VWV et al.

Abstract

Although hundreds of genome-wide association studies-implicated loci have been reported for adult obesity-related traits, less is known about the genetics specific for early-onset obesity and with only a few studies conducted in non-European populations to date. Searching for additional genetic variants associated with childhood obesity, we performed a trans-ancestral meta-analysis of 30 studies consisting of up to 13 005 cases (≥95th percentile of body mass index (BMI) achieved 2-18 years old) and 15 599 controls (consistently
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Bradfield JP, Vogelezang S, Felix JF, Chesi A, Helgeland Ø, Horikoshi M, Karhunen V, Lowry E, Cousminer DL, Ahluwalia TS, Thiering E, Boh ET, Zafarmand MH, Vilor-Tejedor N, Wang CA, Jaddoe VWV et al.; Early Growth Genetics Consortium, Grant SFA. A trans-ancestral meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies reveals loci associated with childhood obesity. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 Oct 1;28(19):3327-3338. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddz161. PMID:31504550