Norden-Krichmar TM, Gizer IR, Libiger O, Wilhelmsen KC, Ehlers CL, Schork NJ
Correlation Analysis of Genetic Admixture and Social Identification With Body Mass Index in a Native American Community.
American Journal of Human Biology : the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council. 2014 May 01; 26: 347-60.
Body mass index (BMI) is a well-known measure of obesity with a multitude of genetic and non-genetic determinants. Identifying the underlying factors associated with BMI is difficult because of its multifactorial etiology that varies as a function of geoethnic background and socioeconomic setting. Thus, we pursued a study exploring the influence of the degree of Native American admixture on BMI (as well as weight and height individually) in a community sample of Native Americans (n = 846) while accommodating a variety of socioeconomic and cultural factors.