Genetic analysis of over 1 million people identifies 535 new loci associated with blood pressure traits.

Evangelou, Evangelos; Warren, Helen R; Mosen-Ansorena, David; Mifsud, Borbala; Pazoki, Raha; Gao, He; Ntritsos, Georgios; Dimou, Niki; Cabrera, Claudia P; Karaman, Ibrahim; Ng, Fu Liang; Evangelou, Marina; Witkowska, Katarzyna; Tzanis, Evan; Hellwege, Jacklyn N; Giri, Ayush; Velez Edwards, Digna R; Sun, Yan V; Cho, Kelly; Gaziano, J Michael; ... (2018). Genetic analysis of over 1 million people identifies 535 new loci associated with blood pressure traits. Nature genetics, 50(10), pp. 1412-1425. Nature America 10.1038/s41588-018-0205-x

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High blood pressure is a highly heritable and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We report the largest genetic association study of blood pressure traits (systolic, diastolic and pulse pressure) to date in over 1 million people of European ancestry. We identify 535 novel blood pressure loci that not only offer new biological insights into blood pressure regulation but also highlight shared genetic architecture between blood pressure and lifestyle exposures. Our findings identify new biological pathways for blood pressure regulation with potential for improved cardiovascular disease prevention in the future.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Institute of Clinical Chemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Risch, Lorenz

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1061-4036

Publisher:

Nature America

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Flükiger-Flückiger

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2019 13:50

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 20:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/s41588-018-0205-x

PubMed ID:

30224653

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.130393

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/130393

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