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Paul Franks

Paul Franks

Principal investigator

Paul Franks

Multi-ancestry genome-wide gene–smoking interaction study of 387,272 individuals identifies new loci associated with serum lipids

Author

  • Amy R. Bentley
  • Tibor V. Varga
  • Frida Renström
  • Paul Franks
  • Charles Rotimi
  • L. Adrienne Cupples

Summary, in English

The concentrations of high- and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides are influenced by smoking, but it is unknown whether genetic associations with lipids may be modified by smoking. We conducted a multi-ancestry genome-wide gene–smoking interaction study in 133,805 individuals with follow-up in an additional 253,467 individuals. Combined meta-analyses identified 13 new loci associated with lipids, some of which were detected only because association differed by smoking status. Additionally, we demonstrate the importance of including diverse populations, particularly in studies of interactions with lifestyle factors, where genomic and lifestyle differences by ancestry may contribute to novel findings. © 2019, This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply.

Department/s

  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

636-648

Publication/Series

Nature Genetics

Volume

51

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

Topic

  • Medical Genetics

Status

Published

Research group

  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1546-1718