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• #### Inflammatory Cytokines and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: New Prospective Study and Updated Meta-Analysis ﻿

(Oxford Journals, 2013-09-11)
Aims Because low-grade inflammation may play a role in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (CHD), and pro-inflammatory cytokines govern inflammatory cascades, this study aimed to assess the associations of several ...
• #### Information and Risk Modification Trial (INFORM): design of a randomised controlled trial of communicating different types of information about coronary heart disease risk, alongside lifestyle advice, to achieve change in health-related behaviour ﻿

(2015-09-07)
Abstract Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death globally. Primary prevention of CVD requires cost-effective strategies to identify individuals ...
• #### Information and Risk Modification Trial (INFORM): design of a randomised controlled trial of communicating different types of information about coronary heart disease risk, alongside lifestyle advice, to achieve change in health-related behaviour ﻿

(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death globally. Primary prevention of CVD requires cost-effective strategies to identify individuals at high risk in order to help target preventive ...
• #### The INTERVAL Trial to determine whether intervals between blood donations can be safely and acceptably decreased to optimise blood supply: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial ﻿

(BioMed Central, 2014-09-17)
Background Ageing populations may demand more blood transfusions, but the blood supply could be limited by difficulties in attracting and retaining a decreasing pool of younger donors. One approach to increase blood ...
• #### Parity, breastfeeding and risk of coronary heart disease: A pan-European case-cohort study ﻿

(SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016-11)
OBJECTIVE: There is uncertainty about the direction and magnitude of the associations between parity, breastfeeding and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). We examined the separate and combined associations of parity ...
• #### PhenoScanner: a database of human genotype-phenotype associations ﻿

(Oxford University Press, 2016)
PhenoScanner is a curated database of publicly available results from large-scale genetic association studies. This tool aims to facilitate “phenome scans”, the cross-referencing of genetic variants with many phenotypes, ...
• #### Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height ﻿

(Nature Publishing Group, 2017-02-09)
Height is a highly heritable, classic polygenic trait with ~700 common associated variants identified so far through genome-wide association studies. Here, we report 83 new height-associated coding variants with lower minor ...
• #### Recruitment and representativeness of blood donors in the INTERVAL randomised trial assessing varying inter-donation intervals ﻿

(BioMed Central, 2016-09-20)
Background The interpretation of trial results can be helped by understanding how generalisable they are to the target population for which inferences are intended. INTERVAL, a large pragmatic randomised trial of blood ...
• #### Systematic Evaluation of Pleiotropy Identifies 6 Further Loci Associated With Coronary Artery Disease ﻿

(Elsevier, 2017-02-21)
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have so far identified 56 loci associated with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Many CAD loci show pleiotropy; that is, they are also associated with other diseases or ...
• #### The association between psychiatric diagnosis and violent re-offending in adult offenders in the community ﻿

(2008-11-25)
Abstract Background High rates of repeat offending are common across nations that are socially and culturally different. Although psychiatric disorders are believed to be risk factors for violent reoffending, the available ...
• #### Trans-ancestry meta-analyses identify rare and common variants associated with blood pressure and hypertension ﻿

(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-09-12)
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and premature death. However, there is limited knowledge on specific causal genes and pathways. To better understand the genetics of blood pressure, we ...
• #### Validation of self-administered nasal swabs and postage for the isolation of $\textit{Staphylococcus aureus}$ ﻿

(Microbiology Society, 2016-12-01)
$\textit{Staphylococcus aureus}$ carriers are at higher risk of $\textit{S. aureus}$ infection and are a reservoir for transmission to others. Detection of nasal $\textit{S. aureus}$ carriage is important for both targeted ...