Latest Mendelian randomization Stories
New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Low levels of vitamin D can trigger hypertension, according to the world's largest study to examine the causal association between the two.
A Mendelian randomization analysis conducted by Børge Nordestgaard of Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and colleagues, using data from observational studies, supports a causal relationship between body mass index (BMI) and risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD).
Many observational cohort studies have shown that moderate alcohol use is associated with better cognitive function.
An analysis of the association between genetic variations of the inflammation biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) with coronary heart disease failed to support a causal association, according to a study in the July 1 issue of JAMA.
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