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Association of a novel TAS2R38 haplotype with alcohol intake among Mexican-Mestizo population

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Ramos-Lopez O et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Mexico

Journal : Annals of hepatology

Background. Alcohol intake has been associated with the bitter taste receptor T2R38. TAS2R38 gene expresses two common haplotypes: PAV and AVI. It has been reported that AVI homozygotes consume more alcohol than heterozygotes and PAV homozygotes. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the TAS2R38 haplotypes among Mexican-Mestizo population and to analyze its association with alcohol intake. Material and methods. In a cross-sectional study, a total of 375 unrelated Mestizo individuals were …
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