• Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use 

      Liu, Ming; Jiang, Yu; Wedow, Robbee; Li, Yue; Brazel, David M.; Chen, Fang; Datta, Gargi; Davila-Velderrain, Jose; Mitchell, Amy; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Sivertsen, Børge; Stordal, Eystein; Morken, Gunnar; Kallestad, Håvard; Heuch, Ingrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Fjukstad, Katrine Kveli; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Skrove, Marit Synnøve; Indredavik, Marit Sæbø; Drange, Ole Kristian; Bjerkeset, Ottar; Børte, Sigrid; Stensland, Synne; Choquet, Hélène; Docherty, Anna R.; Faul, Jessica D.; Foerster, Johanna R.; Fritsche, Lars; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Gordon, Scott D.; Haessler, Jeffrey; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Huang, Hongyan; Jang, Seon-Kyeong; Jansen, Philip R.; Ling, Yueh; Mägi, Reedik; Matoba, Nana; McMahon, George; Mulas, Antonella; Orrú, Valeria; Palviainen, Teemu; Pandit, Anita; Reginsson, Gunnar W.; Smith, Jennifer A.; Taylor, Amy E.; Turman, Constance; Willemsen, Gonneke; Young, Hannah; Young, Kendra A.; Zajac, Gregory J.M.; Zhao, Wei; Zhou, Wei; Björnsdóttir, Gyda Thora; Boardman, Jason D.; Boehnke, Michael; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Chen, Chu; Davies, Gareth E.; Eaton, Charles B.; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Hveem, Kristian; Vrieze, Scott (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Tobacco and alcohol use are leading causes of mortality that influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders1. They are heritable2,3 and etiologically related4,5 behaviors that have been resistant to gene discovery ...
    • Caesarean section and the association with migraine: a retrospective register-linked HUNT population cohort study 

      Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Børte, Sigrid; Hagen, Knut; Zwart, John-Anker; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Objectives To evaluate the association between caesarean section and migraine in a population-based register-linked cohort study. Setting Data from the population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Studies (HUNT2 and HUNT3) ...
    • Genome-wide association study of intracranial aneurysms identifies 17 risk loci and genetic overlap with clinical risk factors 

      Bakker, Mark K.; Spek, Rick A.A. var der; Rheenen, Wouter van; Morel, Sandrine; Bourcier, Romain; Hostettler, Isabel C.; Varinder, S. Alg; Eijk, Kristel R. van; Koido, Masaru; Akiyama, Masato; Terao, Chikashi; Matsuda, Koichi; Walters, Robin G.; Lin, Kuang; Li, Liming; Millwood, Iona Y.; Chen, Zhengming; Rouleau, Guy A.; Zhou, Sirui; Rannikmae, Kristiina; Sudlow, Cathie L.M.; Houlden, Henry; Berg, Leonard H. van den; Dina, Christian; Naggara, Olivier; Gentric, Jean-Christophe; Shotar, Eimad; Eugène, François; Desal, Hubert; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Børte, Sigrid; Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Sandvei, Marie Søfteland; Willer, Cristen J.; Hveem, Kristian; Zwart, John-Anker; Verschuren, W.M. Monique; Friedrich, Christoph M.; Hirsch, Sven; Schilling, Sabine; Dauvillier, Jérôme; Martin, Olivier; Jones, Gregory T.; Bown, Matthew J.; Ko, Nerissa U.; Kim, Helen; Coleman, Jonathan R. I.; Breen, Gerome; Zaroff, Jonathan G. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm leads to subarachnoid hemorrhage, a severe type of stroke. To discover new risk loci and the genetic architecture of intracranial aneurysms, we performed a cross-ancestry, genome-wide ...
    • Migraine, obesity and body fat distribution - a population-based study 

      Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Børte, Sigrid; Hagen, Knut; Zwart, John-Anker; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Obesity has been linked to an increased prevalence of migraine, and to increased migraine attack frequency, but several questions are left unanswered by previous studies. We examined the relationship ...
    • Mitochondrial genome-wide association study of migraine – the HUNT Study 

      Børte, Sigrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Skogholt, Anne Heidi; Gabrielsen, Maiken Elvestad; Thomas, Laurent; Fritsche, Lars G; Surakke, Ida; Nielsen, Jonas B.; Zhou, Wei; Wolford, Brooke; Vigeland, Magnus Dehli; Hagen, Knut; Kristoffersen, Espen Saxhaug; Nyholt, Dale R; Chasman, Daniel I; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Willer, Christen; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background Variation in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been indicated in migraine pathogenesis, but genetic studies to date have focused on candidate variants, with sparse findings. We aimed to perform the first mitochondrial ...
    • Parental migraine in relation to migraine in offspring: Family linkage analyses from the HUNT Study 

      Børte, Sigrid; Zwart, John-Anker; Stensland, Synne; Hagen, Knut; Winsvold, Bendik K S (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background Migraine is known to run in families. While some clinical studies have indicated that migraine is disproportionally transmitted through the maternal line, this has not been examined in a population-based ...
    • The causal role of smoking on the risk of headache. A Mendelian randomization analysis in the HUNT Study 

      Johnsen, Marianne Bakke; Winsvold, Bendik K S; Børte, Sigrid; Vie, Gunnhild Åberge; Pedersen, Linda Margareth; Storheim, Kjersti; Skorpen, Frank; Hagen, Knut; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Zwart, John-Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background and purpose Headache has been associated with various lifestyle and psychosocial factors, one of which is smoking. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the association between smoking intensity ...