A genome-wide parent-of-origin linkage study for obesity (BMI, body mass index, waist circumference)
was carried out in European American (1,297 individuals from 260 families), German (370 from 89
families) and African American (277 from 52 families) samples . A maternal effect was observed for
10p12 across all three sample groups with LOD scores of 5.69 (single-point) and 4.52 (multipoint)
C et al, 2005).