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Meta-analysis of up to 622,409 individuals identifies 40 novel smoking behaviour associated genetic loci.
(Springer Nature, 2019-01-07)
Smoking is a major heritable and modifiable risk factor for many diseases, including cancer, common respiratory disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Fourteen genetic loci have previously been associated with smoking ...
Protein-coding variants implicate novel genes related to lipid homeostasis contributing to body-fat distribution.
(Nature Research (part of Springer Nature), 2019-02-18)
Body-fat distribution is a risk factor for adverse cardiovascular health consequences. We analyzed the association of body-fat distribution, assessed by waist-to-hip ratio adjusted for body mass index, with 228,985 predicted ...
New Blood Pressure-Associated Loci Identified in Meta-Analyses of 475000 Individuals
(American Heart Association, 2017-10-13)
Background— Genome-wide association studies have recently identified >400 loci that harbor DNA sequence variants that influence blood pressure (BP). Our earlier studies identified and validated 56 single nucleotide variants ...