Summary statistics are available for download from the GWAS Catalog.


Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels.
Willer CJ, et al.
Nat Genet. 2013 Nov;45(11):1274-83. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797
PMID: 24097068


  • Total cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • triglycerides
  • HDL cholesterol


The Global Lipids Genetics Consortium (GLGC) was formed to study the genetic determinants of blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Experiment summary

With updates to the data in October 2016, the sample size for GLGC GWAS increased to 188,577. Associations for triglyceride, cholesterol, HDL, and LDL levels were updated from a joint analysis of GWAS and MetaboChip data, described here and published by the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium et al. 2013 (see above).

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