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FTO genotype is associated with body mass index after the age of seven years but not with energy intake or leisure-time physical activity.

Authors
  • Hakanen, Maarit
  • Raitakari, Olli T
  • Lehtimäki, Terho
  • Peltonen, Nina
  • Pahkala, Katja
  • Sillanmäki, Lauri
  • Lagström, Hanna
  • Viikari, Jorma
  • Simell, Olli
  • Rönnemaa, Tapani
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Publisher
The Endocrine Society
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2009
Volume
94
Issue
4
Pages
1281–1287
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2008-1199
PMID: 19158205
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results suggest that the effect of the FTO genotype on BMI becomes evident only after age 7 yr. These results further suggest that the FTO gene is not directly associated with energy intake or physical activity.

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