Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 20th, 2005
"The purpose of this study was to investigate the heritability of body composition measured by DXA in the Diabetes Heart Study (DHS). The research procedures involved 292 women and 262 men (age, 38 to 86 years; BMI, 17 to 57 kg/m2) from 244 families. There were 492 white and 49 African-American sibling pairs. DXA measurements of percentage fat mass (FM), whole body FM, and lean mass (LM), as well as regional measurements of trunk fat mass (TFM) and appendicular lean mass (ALM), were obtained. Heritability of FM, LM, and BMI were estimated using Sequential Oligogenic Linkage Analysis Routines,"...
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