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Apolipoprotein C3 Polymorphisms, Cognitive Function and Diabetes in Caribbean Origin Hispanics

  • Caren E. Smith mail,

    jose.ordovas@tufts.edu

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Katherine L. Tucker,

    Affiliations: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Tufts University School of Nutrition, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Tammy M. Scott,

    Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Maria Van Rompay,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Josiemer Mattei,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Chao-Qiang Lai,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Laurence D. Parnell,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mireia Junyent,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yu-Chi Lee,

    Affiliation: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bibiana Garcia-Bailo,

    Affiliation: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • José M. Ordovás

    Affiliations: Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Tufts University School of Nutrition, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: May 08, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005465

About the Authors

Caren E. Smith, Katherine L. Tucker, Maria Van Rompay, Josiemer Mattei, Chao-Qiang Lai, Laurence D. Parnell, Mireia Junyent, Yu-Chi Lee, José M. Ordovás
Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Tammy M. Scott
Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Katherine L. Tucker, José M. Ordovás
Tufts University School of Nutrition, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Bibiana Garcia-Bailo
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jose.ordovas@tufts.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KT JMO. Analyzed the data: CES TMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KT MVR JM. Wrote the paper: CES. DNA extraction, genotyping: YCL BGB. SNP selection: LDP. Computational biology support: LDP. Technical and consulting support: CQL. Critical review of the manuscript: KT TMS JM CQL LDP MJ YCL BGB. Critical reading of the paper: JMO.