• Body mass index and all cause mortality in HUNT and UK Biobank studies: linear and non-linear mendelian randomisation analyses 

      Sun, Yi-Qian; Burgess, Stephen; Staley, James R.; Wood, Angela M.; Bell, Steven; Kaptoge, Stephen; Guo, Qi; Bolton, Thomas R.; Mason, Amy M; Butterworth, Adam S.; Di Angelantonio, Emanuele; Vie, Gunnhild Åberge; Bjørngaard, Johan Håkon; Kinge, Jonas Minet; Chen, Yue; Mai, Xiao-Mei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Objective To investigate the shape of the causal relation between body mass index (BMI) and mortality. Design Linear and non-linear mendelian randomisation analyses. Setting Nord-Trøndelag Health (HUNT) Study (Norway) ...
    • Body mass index and risk of dying from a bloodstream infection: A Mendelian randomization study 

      Rogne, Tormod; Solligård, Erik; Burgess, Stephen; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Paulsen, Julie; Pescott, Hallie; Mohus, Randi Marie; Gustad, Lise Tuset; Mehl, Arne; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; DeWan, Andrew; Damås, Jan Kristian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    • Body mass index and subfertility: multivariable regression and Mendelian randomization analyses in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study 

      Hernaez Camba, Alvaro; Rogne, Tormod; Skåra, Karoline Hansen; Håberg, Siri Eldevik; Page, Christian Magnus; Fraser, Abigail; Burgess, Stephen; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Magnus, Maria Christine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      STUDY QUESTION What is the association between BMI and subfertility? SUMMARY ANSWER We observed a J-shaped relationship between BMI and subfertility in both sexes, when using both a standard multivariable regression ...
    • Mendelian randomization for studying the effects of perturbing drug targets 

      Gill, Dipender; Georgakis, Marios K.; Walker, Venexia M.; Schmidt, Amand F.; Gkatzionis, Apostolos; Freitag, Daniel F.; Finan, Chris; Hingorani, Aroon D.; Howson, Joanna M.M.; Burgess, Stephen; Swerdlow, Daniel I.; Davey Smith, George; Holmes, Michael V.; Dichgans, Martin; Scott, Robert A.; Zheng, Jie; Psaty, Bruce M.; Davies, Neil Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Drugs whose targets have genetic evidence to support efficacy and safety are more likely to be approved after clinical development. In this paper, we provide an overview of how natural sequence variation in the genes that ...
    • Relationship between Blood Pressure and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: Linear and Nonlinear Mendelian Randomization Analyses 

      Malik, Rainer; Georgakis, Marios K.; Vujkovic, Marijana; Damrauer, Scott M.; Elliott, Paul; Karhunen, Ville; Giontella, Alice; Fava, Cristiano; Hellwege, Jacklyn N.; Shuey, Megan M.; Edwards, Todd L.; Rogne, Tormod; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Burgess, Stephen; Dichgans, Martin; Gill, Dipender (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Observational studies exploring whether there is a nonlinear effect of blood pressure on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk are hindered by confounding. This limitation can be overcome by leveraging randomly allocated genetic ...
    • Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of lung cancer and histologic types: a Mendelian randomization analysis of the HUNT study 

      Sun, Yi-Qian; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Bonilla, Carolina; Lewis, Sarah J.; Burgess, Stephen; Skorpen, Frank; Chen, Yue; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Mai, Xiao-Mei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      We aimed to investigate potential causal associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and incidence of lung cancer overall and histologic types. We performed a Mendelian randomization (MR) analysis using ...
    • Smoking and infertility: multivariable regression and Mendelian randomization analyses in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study 

      Hernáez, Álvaro; Wootton, Robyn E; Page, Christian Magnus; Skåra, Karoline Hansen; Fraser, Abigail; Rogne, Tormod; Magnus, Per Minor; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Andreassen, Ole; Burgess, Stephen; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Magnus, Maria Christine (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Objective: To investigate the association between smoking and infertility. Design: Prospective study. Setting: Nationwide cohort. Patients: 28,606 women and 27,096 men with questionnaire and genotype information from ...
    • Trans-ethnic Mendelian-randomization study reveals causal relationships between cardiometabolic factors and chronic kidney disease 

      Zheng, Jie; Zhang, Yuemiao; Rasheed, Humaira; Walker, Venexia M.; Sugawara, Yuka; Li, Jiachen; Leng, Yue; Elsworth, Benjamin; Wootton, Robyn E.; Fang, Si; Yang, Qian; Burgess, Stephen; Haycock, Philip C.; Borges, Maria Carolina; Carnegie, Rebecca; Cho, Yoonsu; Howell, Amy; Robinson, Jamie; Thomas, Laurent; Brumpton, Ben Michael; Hveem, Kristian; Hallan, Stein; Franceschini, Nora; Morris, Andrew P.; Köttgen, Anna; Pattaro, Cristian; Wuttke, Matthias; Yamamoto, Masayuki; Kashihara, Naoki; Akiyama, Masato; Kanai, Masahiro; Matsuda, Koichi; Kamatani, Yoichiro; Okada, Yukinori; Walters, Robin; Millwood, Iona Y.; Chen, Zhengming; Smith, George Davey; Barbour, Sean; Yu, Canqing; Åsvold, Bjørn Olav; Zhang, Hong; Gaunt, Tom R. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Background: This study was to systematically test whether previously reported risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) are causally related to CKD in European and East Asian ancestries using Mendelian randomization. ...