• Changes in parental smoking during pregnancy and risks of adverse birth outcomes and childhood overweight in Europe and North America: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 229,000 singleton births 

      Philips, Elise M.; Santos, Susana; Trasande, Leonardo; Aurrekoetxea, Juan J.; Barros, Henrique; von Berg, Andrea; Bergström, Anna; Bird, Philippa K.; Brescianini, Sonia; Chaoimh, Carol Ní; Charles, Marie-Aline; Chatzi, Leda; Chevrier, Cécile; Chrousos, George P.; Costet, Nathalie; Criswell, Rachel Louise; Crozier, Sarah; Eggesbø, Merete Åse; Fantini, Maria Pia; Farchi, Sara; Forastiere, Francesco; van Gelder, Marleen M.H.J.; Georgiu, Vagelis; Godfrey, Keith M.; Gori, Davide; Hanke, Wojciech; Heude, Barbara; Hryhorczuk, Daniel; Iñiguez, Carmen; Inskip, Hazel M.; Karvonen, Anne M.; Kenny, Louise C.; Kull, Inger; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Lehmann, Irina; Magnus, Per; Manios, Yannis; Melén, Erik; Mommers, Monique; Morgen, Camilla Schmidt; Moschonis, George; Murray, Deirdre; Nohr, Ellen A.; Nybo Andersen, Anne-Marie; Oken, Emily; Oostvogels, Adriëtte J.J.M.; Papadopoulou, Eleni Zoumpoulia; Pekkanen, Juha; Pizzi, Costanza; Polanska, Kinga; Porta, Daniela; Richiardi, Lorenzo; Rifas-Shiman, Sheryl L.; Roeleveld, Nel; Rusconi, Franca; Santos, Ana C.; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Standl, Marie; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Sunyer, Jordi; Thiering, Elisabeth; Thijs, Carel; Torrent, Maties; Vrijkotte, Tanja G.M.; Wright, John; Zvinchuk, Oleksandr; Gaillard, Romy; Jaddoe, Vincent W.V. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Fetal smoke exposure is a common and key avoidable risk factor for birth complications and seems to influence later risk of overweight. It is unclear whether this increased risk is also present if mothers smoke ...
    • Genome-wide association study of offspring birth weight in 86 577 women identifies five novel loci and highlights maternal genetic effects that are independent of fetal genetics 

      Beaumont, Robin N.; Warrington, Nicole M.; Cavadino, Alana; Tyrrell, Jessica; Nodzenski, Michael; Horikoshi, Momoko; Geller, Frank; Myhre, Ronny; Richmond, Rebecca C.; Paternoster, Lavinia; Bradfield, Jonathan P.; Kreiner-Møller, Eskil; Huikari, Ville; Metrustry, Sarah; Lunetta, Kathryn L.; Painter, Jodie N.; Hottenga, Jouke-Jan; Allard, Catherine; Barton, Sheila J.; Espinosa, Ana; Marsh, Julie A.; Potter, Catherine; Zhang, Ge; Ang, Wei; Berry, Diane J.; Bouchard, Luigi; Das, Shikta; Hakonarson, Hakon; Heikkinen, Jani; Helgeland, Øyvind; Hocher, Berthold; Hofman, Albert; Inskip, Hazel M.; Jones, Samuel E.; Kogevinas, Manolis; Lind, Penelope A.; Marullo, Letizia; Medland, Sarah E.; Murray, Anna; Murray, Jeffrey C.; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Nohr, Ellen A.; Reichetzeder, Christoph; Ring, Susan M.; Ruth, Katherine S.; Santa-Marina, Loreto; Scholtens, Denise M.; Sebert, Sylvain; Sengpiel, Verena; Tuke, Marcus A.; Vaudel, Marc; Weedon, Michael N.; Willemsen, Gonneke; Wood, Andrew R.; Yaghootkar, Hanieh; Muglia, Louis J.; Bartels, Meike; Relton, Caroline L.; Pennell, Craig E.; Chatzi, Leda; Estivill, Xavier; Holloway, John W.; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Montgomery, Grant W.; Murabito, Joanne M.; Spector, Tim D.; Power, Christine; Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Bisgaard, Hans; Grant, Struan F.A.; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Jaddoe, Vincent W.; Jacobsson, Bo; Melbye, Mads; McCarthy, Mark I.; Hattersley, Andrew T.; Hayes, M. Geoffrey; Hivert, Marie-France; Frayling, Timothy M.; Felix, Janine F.; Hyppönen, Elina; Lowe, William L.; Evans, David M.; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Feenstra, Bjarke; Freathy, Rachel M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-02)
      Genome-wide association studies of birth weight have focused on fetal genetics, whereas relatively little is known about the role of maternal genetic variation. We aimed to identify maternal genetic variants associated ...
    • Meta-analysis of epigenome-wide association studies in neonates reveals widespread differential DNA methylation associated with birthweight 

      Küpers, Leanne K.; Monnereau, Claire; Sharp, Gemma C.; Yousefi, Paul; Salas, Lucas A.; Ghantous, Akram; Page, Christian Magnus; Reese, Sarah E.; Wilcox, Allen J.; Czamara, Darina; Starling, Anne P.; Novoloaca, Alexei; Lent, Samantha; Roy, Ritu; Hoyo, Cathrine; Breton, Carrie V.; Allard, Catherine; Just, Allan C.; Bakulski, Kelly M.; Holloway, John W.; Everson, Todd M.; Xu, Cheng-Jian; Huang, Rae-Chi; van der Plaat, Diana A.; Wielscher, Matthias; Merid, Simon Kebede; Ullemar, Vilhelmina; Rezwan, Faisal I.; Lahti, Jari; van Dongen, Jenny; Langie, Sabine A.S.; Richardson, Tom G.; Magnus, Maria Christine; Nohr, Ellen A.; Xu, Zongli; Duijts, Liesbeth; Zhao, Shanshan; Zhang, Weiming; Plusquin, Michelle; DeMeo, Dawn L.; Solomon, Olivia; Heimovaara, Joosje H.; Jima, Dereje D.; Gao, Lu; Bustamante, Mariona; Perron, Patrice; Wright, Robert O.; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; Zhang, Hongmei; Karagas, Margaret R.; Gehring, Ulrike; Marsit, Carmen J.; Beilin, Lawrence J.; Vonk, Judith M.; Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Bergström, Anna; Örtqvist, Anne K.; Ewart, Susan; Villa, Pia M.; Moore, Sophie E.; Willemsen, Gonneke; Standaert, Arnout R.L.; Håberg, Siri Eldevik; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Taylor, Jack A.; Räikkönen, Katri; Yang, Ivana V.; Kechris, Katerina; Nawrot, Tim S.; Silver, Matt J.; Gong, Yun Yun; Richiardi, Lorenzo; Kogevinas, Manolis; Litonjua, Augusto A.; Eskenazi, Brenda; Huen, Karen; Mbarek, Hamdi; Maguire, Rachel L.; Dwyer, Terence; Vrijheid, Martine; Bouchard, Luigi; Baccarelli, Andrea A.; Croen, Lisa A.; Karmaus, Wilfried; Anderson, Denise; de Vries, Maaike; Sebert, Sylvain; Kere, Juha; Karlsson, Robert; Arshad, Syed Hasan; Hämäläinen, Esa; Routledge, Michael N.; Boomsma, Dorret I.; Feinberg, Andrew P.; Newschaffer, Craig J.; Govarts, Eva; Moisse, Matthieu; Fallin, M. Daniele; Melén, Erik; Prentice, Andrew M.; Kajantie, Eero; Almqvist, Catarina; Oken, Emily; Dabelea, Dana; Boezen, H. Marike; Melton, Philip E.; Wright, Rosalind J.; Koppelman, Gerard H.; Trevisi, Letizia; Hivert, Marie-France; Sunyer, Jordi; Munthe-Kaas, Monica Cheng; Murphy, Susan K.; Corpeleijn, Eva; Wiemels, Joseph L.; Holland, Nina; Herceg, Zdenko; Binder, Elisabeth B.; Davey Smith, George; Jaddoe, Vincent V.W.; Lie, Rolv T.; Nystad, Wenche; London, Stephanie J.; Lawlor, Debbie A.; Relton, Caroline L.; Snieder, Harold; Felix, Janine F. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-23)
      Birthweight is associated with health outcomes across the life course, DNA methylation may be an underlying mechanism. In this meta-analysis of epigenome-wide association studies of 8,825 neonates from 24 birth cohorts in ...
    • A trans-ancestral meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies reveals loci associated with childhood obesity 

      Bradfield, Jonathan P.; Vogelezang, Suzanne; Felix, Janine F.; Chesi, Alessandra; Helgeland, Øyvind; Horikoshi, Momoko; Karhunen, Ville; Lowry, Estelle; Cousminer, Diana L.; Ahluwalia, Tarunveer S.; Thiering, Elisabeth; Boh, Eileen Tai-Hui; Zafarmand, Mohammad H.; Vilor-Tejedor, Natalia; Wang, Carol A.; Joro, Raimo; Chen, Zhanghua; Gauderman, William J.; Pitkänen, Niina; Parra, Esteban J.; Fernandez-Rhodes, Lindsay; Alyass, Akram; Monnereau, Claire; Curtin, John A.; Have, Christian T.; McCormack, Shana E.; Hollensted, Mette; Frithioff-Bøjsøe, Christine; Valladares-Salgado, Adan; Peralta-Romero, Jesus; Teo, Yik-Ying; Standl, Marie; Leinonen, Jaakko T.; Holm, Jens-Christian; Peters, Triinu; Vioque, Jesus; Vrijheid, Martine; Simpson, Angela; Custovic, Adnan; Vaudel, Marc; Canouil, Mickaël; Lindi, Virpi; Atalay, Mustafa; Kahonen, Mika; Raitakari, Olli T.; van Schaik, Barbera D.C.; Berkowitz, Robert I.; Cole, Shelley A.; Voruganti, V. Saroja; Wang, Yujie; Highland, Heather M.; Comuzzie, Anthony G.; Butte, Nancy F.; Justice, Anne E.; Gahagan, Sheila; Blanco, Estela; Lehtimäki, Terho; Lakka, Timo A.; Hebebrand, Johannes; Bonnefond, Amélie; Grarup, Niels; Froguel, Philippe; Lyytikäinen, Leo-Pekka; Cruz, Miguel; Kobes, Sayuko; Hanson, Robert L.; Zemel, Babette S.; Hinney, Anke; Teo, Koon K.; Meyre, David; North, Kari E.; Gilliland, Frank D.; Bisgaard, Hans; Bustamante, Mariona; Bønnelykke, Klaus; Pennell, Craig E.; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Uitterlinden, André G.; Baier, Leslie J.; Vrijkotte, Tanja G.M.; Heinrich, Joachim; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Saw, Seang-Mei; Pedersen, Oluf; Hansen, Torben; Eriksson, Johan; Widén, Elisabeth; McCarthy, Mark I.; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Power, Christine; Hyppönen, Elina; Sebert, Sylvain; Brown, Christopher D.; Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Timpson, Nicholas J.; Johansson, Stefan; Hakonarson, Hakon; Jaddoe, Vincent W.V. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Although hundreds of genome-wide association studies-implicated loci have been reported for adult obesity-related traits, less is known about the genetics specific for early-onset obesity and with only a few studies conducted ...