hrp0089p2-p125 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Insertion/Deletion Gene Polymorphism in Egyptian Obese Children and Adolescents: Relation to Hypertension Risk

Hamza Rasha , Elkabbany Zeinab , Kamal Tarek , Sedhom Mina

Background: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a possible candidate gene that may influence both body fatness and blood pressure. Although several genetic studies have been conducted in adults, relatively few studies have examined the contribution of ACE candidate genes for development of the obesity-hypertension phenotype early in life.Aim: To screen Egyptian obese children and adolescents for insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in the gene encodi...