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A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with body mass index in individuals of African ancestry

  • Author(s): Wiencke, John
  • Witte, John
  • Wrensch, Margaret
  • Monda, KL
  • Chen, GK
  • Taylor, KC
  • Palmer, C
  • Edwards, TL
  • Lange, LA
  • Ng, MCY
  • Adeyemo, AA
  • Allison, MA
  • Bielak, LF
  • et al.

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 36 loci associated with body mass index (BMI), predominantly in populations of European ancestry. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the association of >3.2 million SNPs with BMI in 39,144 men and

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