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Genome-Wide Association of Pericardial Fat Identifies a Unique Locus for Ectopic Fat

  • Caroline S. Fox mail,

    foxca@nhlbi.nih.gov (CSF); yoliu@wfubmc.edu (YL)

    Affiliations: Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Population Studies, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Charles C. White,

    Affiliations: Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kurt Lohman,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Nancy Heard-Costa,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Paul Cohen,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Cancer Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yingying Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Cancer Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew D. Johnson,

    Affiliations: Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Population Studies, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Valur Emilsson,

    Affiliation: Icelandic Heart Association, Hjartavernd, Iceland

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  • Ching-Ti Liu,

    Affiliations: Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Y.-D. Ida Chen,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Kent D. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew Allison,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew Budoff,

    Affiliation: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California, United States of America

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  • The CARDIoGRAM Consortium,
  • Jerome I. Rotter,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • J. Jeffrey Carr,

    Affiliation: Departments of Radiologic Sciences, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, and Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Udo Hoffmann,

    Affiliation: Cardiac MR, PET, CT Program and the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jingzhong Ding,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • L. Adrienne Cupples,

    Affiliations: Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yongmei Liu mail

    foxca@nhlbi.nih.gov (CSF); yoliu@wfubmc.edu (YL)

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: May 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002705

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