Genetic prediction of future type 2 diabetes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2005

Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a multifactorial disease in which environmental triggers interact with genetic variants in the predisposition to the disease. A number of common variants have been associated with T2D but our knowledge of their ability to predict T2D prospectively is limited. Methods and Findings: By using a Cox proportional hazard model, common variants in the PPARG (P12A), CAPN10 (SNP43 and 44), KCNJ11 (E23K), UCP2 (-866G>A), and IRS1 (G972R) genes were studied for their ability to predict T2D in 2,293 individuals participating in the Botnia study in Finland. After a median follow-up of 6 y, 132 (6%) persons developed T2D. The hazard ratio for risk of developing T2D was 1.7 (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.1-2.7) for the PPARG PP genotype, 1.5 (95% CI 1.0-2.2) for the CAPN10 SNP44 TT genotype, and 2.6 (95% CI 1.5-4.5) for the combination of PPARG and CAPN10 risk genotypes. In individuals with fasting plasma glucose ≥ 5.6 mmol/l and body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2, the hazard ratio increased to 21.2 (95% CI 8.7-51.4) for the combination of the PPARG PP and CAPN10 SNP43/44 GG/TT genotypes as compared to those with the low-risk genotypes with normal fasting plasma glucose and body mass index < 30 kg/m2. Conclusion: We demonstrate in a large prospective study that variants in the PPARG and CAPN10 genes predict future T2D. Genetic testing might become a future approach to identify individuals at risk of developing T2D.


V. Lyssenko

Lunds universitet

P. Almgren

Lunds universitet

Dragi Anevski

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Matematisk statistik

M. Orho-Melander

Lunds universitet

M. Sjögren

Lunds universitet

C. Saloranta

Helsinki University Central Hospital


T. Tuomi

Helsinki University Central Hospital


L. Groop

Lunds universitet

PLoS Medicine

1549-1277 (ISSN) 1549-1676 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 12 1299-1308


Sannolikhetsteori och statistik



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