volume 7, issue 4, P505-513 2014
DOI: 10.1161/circgenetics.113.000386
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Abstract: Background Metabolic syndrome (MetS) refers to the clustering of cardio-metabolic risk factors including dyslipidemia, central adiposity, hypertension and hyperglycemia in individuals. Identification of pleiotropic genetic factors associated with MetS traits may shed light on key pathways or mediators underlying MetS. Methods and Results Using the Metabochip array in 15,148 African Americans (AA) from the PAGE Study, we identify susceptibility loci and investigate pleiotropy among genetic variants using a …

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