A Common Variant and the Transcript Levels of MC4R Gene Are Associated With Adiposity in Children: The IDEFICS Study

Fabio Lauria, Alfonso Siani, Catalina Pico, Wolfgang Ahrens, K. Bammann, Stefaan De Henauw, Ronja Foraita, Licia Iacoviello, Yannis Kourides, Yannis Pitsiladis

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Abstract

The melanocortin-4 receptor gene (MC4R) plays a pivotal role in the regulation of body fat and food and energy intake.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4229-4236
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Volume101
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • alleles
  • obesity
  • body mass index procedure
  • carbohydrate
  • diet
  • child
  • energy intake
  • body fat
  • genotype determination
  • mc4r gene
  • anthropometric measures

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