Table 7-3.

Heritability of CVD Risk Factors From the FHS

TraitHeritability
ABI0.2135
SBP0.4236
DBP0.3936
Left ventricular mass0.24–0.3237
BMI0.37 (mean age 40 y)–0.52 (mean age 60 y)38
Waist circumference0.4139
Visceral abdominal fat0.3640
Subcutaneous abdominal fat0.5740
Fasting glucose0.3441
CRP0.3042
HbA1c0.2741
Triglycerides0.4843
HDL-C0.5243
Total cholesterol0.5743
LDL-C0.5943
Estimated GFR0.3344
  • 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.