Evidence for causal effects of lifetime #smoking on risk for #depression and #schizophrenia: a Mendelian randomisation study

Smoking prevalence is higher amongst individuals with schizophrenia and depression compared with the general population. Mendelian randomisation (MR) can examine whether this association is causal using genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). There was strong evidence to suggest smoking is a risk factor for both schizophrenia (odds ratio (OR) 2.27, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.67–3.08, p < 0.001) and depression (OR 1.99, 95% … Continue reading Evidence for causal effects of lifetime #smoking on risk for #depression and #schizophrenia: a Mendelian randomisation study

Skeletal #muscle mass in relation to 10 year #cardiovascular disease incidence among middle aged and older adults: the ATTICA study

Skeletal muscle mass (SMM) is inversely associated with cardiometabolic health and the ageing process. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the relation between SMM and 10 year cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence, among CVD-free adults 45+ years old. The 10 year CVD incidence increased significantly across the baseline SMI tertiles (p<0.001). Baseline SMM showed a significant inverse association with the 10 year CVD incidence (HR 0.06, 95% CI … Continue reading Skeletal #muscle mass in relation to 10 year #cardiovascular disease incidence among middle aged and older adults: the ATTICA study