The role of a FADS1 polymorphism in the association of fatty acid blood levels, BMI and blood pressure in young children - Analyses based on path models

Maike Wolters, Carmen Dering, Alfonso Siani, Paola Russo, Jaakko Kaprio, Patrizia Rise, Luis A. Moreno, Stefaan De Henauw, Kirsten Mehlig, Yannis Pitsiladis, Toomas Veidebaum, Denés Molnár, Michael Tornaritis, Licia Iacoviello, Claudio Galli, Ronja Foraita, Claudia Börnhorst

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Abstract

The recent obesity epidemic in children also showed an increase in the prevalence of hypertension. As blood pressure (BP) is associated with (long-chain) polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC PUFA), genetic variation in desaturase enzymes being involved in the synthesis of LC PUFA may be associated with BP. This study aimed to investigate the direct effects (independent of mediating variables) and indirect effects (mediated through intermediate variables) of a common variant in the FADS1 gene, rs174546, known to affect delta-5 desaturase (D5D) activity on PUFA level, body mass index (BMI) and BP.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2017

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    Wolters, M., Dering, C., Siani, A., Russo, P., Kaprio, J., Rise, P., Moreno, L. A., De Henauw, S., Mehlig, K., Pitsiladis, Y., Veidebaum, T., Molnár, D., Tornaritis, M., Iacoviello, L., Galli, C., Foraita, R., & Börnhorst, C. (2017). The role of a FADS1 polymorphism in the association of fatty acid blood levels, BMI and blood pressure in young children - Analyses based on path models. PLoS ONE, 12(7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181485