A genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies new childhood obesity loci

Jonathan P Bradfield, H Rob Taal, Nicholas J Timpson, André Scherag, Cecile Lecoeur, Nicole M Warrington, Elina Hypponen, Claus Holst, Beatriz Valcarcel, Elisabeth Thiering, Rany M Salem, Fredrick R Schumacher, Diana L Cousminer, Patrick M A Sleiman, Jianhua Zhao, Robert I Berkowitz, Karani S Vimaleswaran, Ivonne Jarick, Craig E Pennell, David M EvansBeate St Pourcain, Diane J Berry, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Albert Hofman, Fernando Rivadeneira, André G Uitterlinden, Cornelia M van Duijn, Ralf J P van der Valk, Johan C de Jongste, Dirkje S Postma, Dorret I Boomsma, W James Gauderman, Mohamed T Hassanein, Cecilia M Lindgren, Reedik Mägi, Colin A G Boreham, Charlotte E Neville, Luis A Moreno, Paul Elliott, Anneli Pouta, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Mingyao Li, Olli Raitakari, Terho Lehtimäki, George McMahon, Susan M Ring, John P Kemp, Thorkild Sorensen, Lyle J Palmer, George Davey Smith, Early Growth Genetics Consortium

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Multiple genetic variants have been associated with adult obesity and a few with severe obesity in childhood; however, less progress has been made in establishing genetic influences on common early-onset obesity. We performed a North American, Australian and European collaborative meta-analysis of 14 studies consisting of 5,530 cases (≥95th percentile of body mass index (BMI)) and 8,318 controls (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-31
Number of pages6
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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