Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 20th, 2004
"We conducted autosomal genome scans to map loci for metabolic syndrome (MES) and related traits in the Hong Kong Family Diabetes Study. We selected 55 families with 137 affected members (121 affected relative pairs) for nonparametric linkage analysis on MES. We also selected 179 families with 897 members (2,127 relative pairs) for variance component-based linkage analyses on seven MES-related traits: waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP), triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, fasting plasma glucose, and insulin resistance index (insulin resistance...
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