alexa Higher body mass index in adults at diagnosis of the slowly progressive form of type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with lower risk HLA genes.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

Author(s): Fourlanos S, Elkassaby S, Varney MD, Colman PG, Harrison LC

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Abstract We hypothesised that higher body weight, a proposed risk factor for type 1 diabetes mellitus, would be associated with increased penetrance of lower risk genes. In adults at diagnosis of the slowly progressive form of type 1 diabetes mellitus we found that higher body mass index was associated with the absence of the highest risk HLA genes. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Diabetes Res Clin Pract and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

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