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Author(s):
Rzehak, Peter; Scherag, Andr'e; Grallert, Harald; Sausenthaler, Stefanie; Koletzko, Sibylle; Bauer, Carl Peter; Schaaf, Beate; Berg, Andrea von; Berdel, Dietrich; Borte, Michael; Herbarth, Olf; Krämer, Ursula; Illig, Thomas; Wichmann, H.-Erich; Hebebrand, Johannes; Heinrich, Joachim 
Title:
Associations between BMI and the FTO Gene Are Age Dependent: Results from the GINI and LISA Birth Cohort Studies up to Age 6 Years 
Abstract:
Objective: The association between polymorphisms in intron 1 of the fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) and obesity-related traits is one of the most robust associations reported for complex traits and is established both in adults and children. However, little is known about the longitudinal dynamics of these polymorphisms on body mass index (BMI), overweight, and obesity. Methods: This study is based on the 2,732 full-term neonates of the German GINI-plus and LISA-plus birth cohorts, fo...    »
 
Keywords:
FTO; BMI; Longitudinal; GINI study; LISA study; Birth cohort; Kompetenznetz Adipositas; NGFNplus; MCHEALTH 
Journal title:
Obesity Facts 
Year:
2010 
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Publisher:
S. Karger GmbH 
Publisher address:
Freiburg, Germany 
Print-ISSN:
1662-4033 
E-ISSN:
1662-4033 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.