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Adult height and the risk of cardiovascular diseases: investigating causality using genetic associations in two ethnically diverse populations

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Background: Taller adult height has been associated with lower risk of most vascular and respiratory diseases, but higher risk of other diseases (cancer and some vascular diseases) in studies predominantly from European populations. The causal relevance of height for different cardiovascular diseases remains unclear.

Methods: Instrumental variables for height were constructed from up to 3200 genetic variants having genome-wide significant association with height in pu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Supervisor
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Programme:
Clarendon Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2020-08-04

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