Genome-wide meta-analysis of 241,258 adults accounting for smoking behaviour identifies novel loci for obesity traits.

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Justice, AE; Winkler, TW; Feitosa, MF; Graff, M; Fisher, VA; Young, K; Barata, L; Deng, X; Czajkowski, J; Hadley, D; Ngwa, JS; Ahluwalia, TS; Chu, AY; Heard-Costa, NL; Lim, E; Perez, J; Eicher, JD; Kutalik, Z; Xue, L; Mahajan, A; Renström, F; Wu, J; Qi, Q; Ahmad, S; Alfred, T; Amin, N; Bielak, LF; Bonnefond, A; Bragg, J; Cadby, G; ... view all 317 authors

Few genome-wide association studies (GWAS) account for environmental exposures, like smoking, potentially impacting the overall trait variance when investigating the genetic contribution to obesity-related traits. Here, we use GWAS data from 51,080 current smokers and 1... View more