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GWAS-identified loci for coronary heart disease are associated with intima-media thickness and plaque presence at the carotid artery bulb.

den Hoed, Marcel; Strawbridge, Rona J; Almgren, Peter LU ; Gustafsson, Stefan; Axelsson, Tomas; Engström, Gunnar LU ; de Faire, Ulf; Hedblad, Bo LU ; Humphries, Steve E and Lindgren, Cecilia M, et al. (2015) In Atherosclerosis 239(2). p.304-310
Abstract
Large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have so far identified 45 loci that are robustly associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in data from adult men and women of European descent.
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  abstract     = {Large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have so far identified 45 loci that are robustly associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in data from adult men and women of European descent.},
  author       = {den Hoed, Marcel and Strawbridge, Rona J and Almgren, Peter and Gustafsson, Stefan and Axelsson, Tomas and Engström, Gunnar and de Faire, Ulf and Hedblad, Bo and Humphries, Steve E and Lindgren, Cecilia M and Morris, Andrew P and Östling, Gerd and Syvänen, Ann-Christine and Tremoli, Elena and Hamsten, Anders and Ingelsson, Erik and Melander, Olle and Lind, Lars},
  issn         = {1879-1484},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {304--310},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Atherosclerosis},
  title        = {GWAS-identified loci for coronary heart disease are associated with intima-media thickness and plaque presence at the carotid artery bulb.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.01.032},
  volume       = {239},
  year         = {2015},
}