FTO gene variants are strongly associated with type 2 diabetes in South Asian Indians.
AIMS AND HYPOTHESIS: Variants of the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene are associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes in white Europeans, but these associations are not consistent in Asians. A recent study in Asian Indian Sikhs showed an association with type 2 diabetes that did not seem to be mediated through BMI. We studied the association of FTO variants with type 2 diabetes and measures of obesity in South Asian Indians in Pune. METHODS: We genotyped, by sequencing, two single ...Expand abstract
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