Alexessander Da Silva Couto Alves
University of Surrey
Genome-wide association studyVitamin D and neurologyTelomereDiseaseBody mass index
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#1Andrea L Darling (University of Surrey)H-Index: 10
#2Kourosh R. Ahmadi (University of Surrey)H-Index: 9
Last. David J. Blackbourn (University of Surrey)H-Index: 33
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In this short report we present a preliminary assessment of the serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status (25(OH)D), body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and other lifestyle factors in the first-reported UK Biobank COVID-19 positive cases (n 580) compared with negative controls (n 723). The COVID-19 cases include those who have been treated as a hospital in-patient as well as those who have not, and are from England only. Mean (SD) for age was 57.5 (8.7) in positive cases and 57.9 (8.7) in negative controls.
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#1Chen Li (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 1
#2Svetlana Stoma (University of Leicester)H-Index: 1
Last. Alexessander Da Silva Couto Alves (University of Surrey)H-Index: 1
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Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is a heritable biomarker of genomic aging. In this study, we perform a genome-wide meta-analysis of LTL by pooling densely genotyped and imputed association results across large-scale European-descent studies including up to 78,592 individuals. We identify 49 genomic regions at a false dicovery rate (FDR) 350,000 UK Biobank participants suggest that genetically shorter telomere length increases the risk of hypothyroidism and decreases the risk of thyroid cancer, l...
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