Coronary artery calcification and its impact on validated genetic variants for type 2 diabetes, assessed in the Heinz Nixdorf Recall, a large German prospective cohort

Sonali Pechlivanis, André Scherag, Thomas W. Mühleisen, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Bernhard Horsthemke, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Markus M. Nöthen, Susanne Moebus & Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Group
Aims/hypothesis: Recently, several genome-wide association (GWA) studies have robustly identified novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) related to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Several other studies using non-invasive electron-beam computed tomography, a method for the detection and quantification[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]