Table 7-3.

Heritability of CVD Risk Factors From the FHS

TraitHeritability
ABI0.2137
SBP0.4238
DBP0.3938
Left ventricular mass0.24–0.3239
BMI0.37 (mean age, 40 y)–0.52 (mean age, 60 y)40
Waist circumference0.4141
Visceral abdominal fat0.3642
Subcutaneous abdominal fat0.5742
Fasting glucose0.3443
CRP0.3044
HbA1c0.2743
Triglycerides0.4845
HDL-C0.5245
Total cholesterol0.5745
LDL-C0.5945
Estimated GFR0.3346
  • ABI indicates ankle-brachial index; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein; CVD, cardiovascular disease; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FHS, Framingham Heart Study; GFR, glomerular filtration rate; HbA1c, glycosylated hemoglobin; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; and SBP, systolic blood pressure.