Association analyses of 249,796 individuals reveal 18 new loci associated with body mass index

E.K. Speliotes, C.J. Willer, S.I. Berndt, K.L. Monda, G. Thorleifson, A.U. Jackson, H. Lango Allen, C.M. Lindgren, J. Luan, R. Mägi, J.J. Hottenga, E.J.C. de Geus, N.G. Martin, G. Willemsen, D.I. Boomsma, B.W.J.H. Penninx, A.G. Uitterlinden, M.C. Zillikens, P.M. Visscher, L. PeltonenC.M. van Duijn, U. Thorsteinsdottir, G.R. Abecasis, I. Barroso, M. Boehnke, K. Stefansson, K.E. North, M.I. McCarthy, J.N. Hirschhorn, E. Ingelsson, R.J.F. Loos

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Obesity is globaLy prevalent and highly heritable, but its underlying genetic factors remain largely elusive. To identify genetic loci for obesity susceptibility, we examined aSociations betwEn body maS index and ĝ̂1/42.8 miLion SNPs in up to 123,865 individuals with targeted foLow up of 42 SNPs in up to 125,931 aDitional individuals. We confirmed 14 known obesity susceptibility loci and identified 18 new loci aSociated with body maS index (P < 5-10
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-948
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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