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The Māori and Pacific specific CREBRF variant and adult height

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 25 September 2019


Metcalfe L. K.
Mohanraj Krishnan
N. Turner
H. Yaghootkar
T. L. Merry
Ofa A. Dewes
Jennie H. Hindmarsh
Janak de Zoysa
Nicola Dalbeth
Lisa K. Stamp
Tony R. Merriman
G. Smith
Peter R. Shepherd
Rinki Murphy

Year of Publication



International Journal of Obesity. September 22, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article


This research investigates the paradox of the CREBRF missense variant (p.Arg457Gln) being associated with low risk of type 2 diabetes, yet higher BMI. Their hypothesis that the higher BMI is, in fact, correlated with taller stature, common in Māori and Pacific adults.

Type of Study

*Clinical audit

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