Using genetic admixture to study the biology of obesity traits and to map genes in admixed populations

José R. Fernández, Mark Shriver

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Abstract

Differences among ethnic and racial groups in obesity-related traits have been clearly established in the scientific literature. To explore the genetic component underlying these differences, the genetic admixture approach has been used. In this approach, ancestry informative genetic markers are used to estimate a quantitative value representing the degree of ancestral background in individuals of admixed genetic background. Genetic admixture has been successfully used to explain racial and ethnic variation in obesity related traits; however, the understanding and measure of cultural and environmental components that also influence these phenotypes still requires further exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNutrition reviews
Volume62
Issue number7 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Obesity
Literature
Genetic Markers
Ethnic Groups
Population
Genes
Phenotype
Genetic Background

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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