GIANT Anthropometric 2015 Waist GWAS: European females

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New genetic loci link adipose and insulin biology to body fat distribution.
Shungin D, Winkler TW, Croteau-Chonka DC, Ferreira T, Locke AE, M├Ągi R, et al.
Nature. 2015 Feb 12;518(7538):187-196. doi: 10.1038/nature14132


  • hip circumference
  • hip circumference adjusted for BMI
  • waist circumference
  • waist circumference adjusted for BMI
  • waist-hip ratio
  • waist-hip ratio adjusted for BMI


Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits (GIANT) consortium Learn more >

GIANT is an international collaboration that seeks to identify genetic loci that modulate human body size and shape, including height and measures of obesity.

Experiment summary

This dataset represents the female, European-ancestry subset of GIANT Anthropometric 2015 Waist GWAS. GWAS meta-analyses of traits related to waist and hip circumferences, which reflect body fat distribution, were conducted in up to 224,459 individuals.

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