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Obesity Epidemiology$
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Frank Hu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195312911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.001.0001

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Genetic Predictors of Obesity

Genetic Predictors of Obesity

(p.437) 21 Genetic Predictors of Obesity
Obesity Epidemiology

Frank B. Hu

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a review of the genetic factors underlying monogenic and syndromic forms of obesity. It describes the genetics of common obesity, with a particular focus on results from genome-wide linkage and candidate gene association studies. It also discusses recent findings using the genome-wide association (GWA) approach. Finally, several methodological problems that commonly plague genetic association studies, especially the inability to replicate findings, are addressed.

Keywords:   obesity research, genetic factors, genetic association studies, genome-wide association

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