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Neuroepidemiology ; : 1-7, 2019 Jun 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31163423

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BACKGROUND: Clinical stroke is prevalent in American Indians, but the lifestyle risk factors for vascular brain injury have not been well-studied in this population. The purpose of this study was to correlate brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings with obesity, alcohol use, and smoking behaviors in elderly American Indians from the Strong Heart Study. METHODS: Cranial MRI scans (n = 789) were analyzed for dichotomous measures of infarcts, hemorrhages, white matter hyperintensities (WMH), and cerebral atrophy and continuous measures of total brain, WMH, and hippocampal volume. Poisson regression was used to estimate prevalence ratios, and linear regression was used to estimate measures of association for continuous outcomes. Models were adjusted for the risk factors of interest as well as age, sex, study site, income, education, hypertension, diabetes, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. RESULTS: Smoking was associated with increased hippocampal atrophy (p = 0.002) and increased prevalence of sulcal widening (p < 0.001). Relative to nonsmokers, smokers with more than 25 pack-years of smoking had a 27% (95% CI 7-47%) increased prevalence of high-grade sulci, p = 0.005. Body mass index was inversely associated with prevalence of nonlacunar infarcts and sulcal widening (all p = 0.004). Alcohol use was not significantly associated with any of the measured MRI findings. CONCLUSIONS: This study found similar associations between smoking and vascular brain injury among American Indians, as seen in other populations. In particular, these findings support the role of smoking as a key correlate for cerebral atrophy.

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Am J Epidemiol ; 188(9): 1616-1626, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31145433

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Telomere length is a heritable marker of cellular age that is associated with morbidity and mortality. Poor sleep behaviors, which are also associated with adverse health events, may be related to leukocyte telomere length (LTL). We studied a subpopulation of 3,145 postmenopausal women (1,796 European-American (EA) and 1,349 African-American (AA)) enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative in 1993-1998 with data on Southern blot-measured LTL and self-reported usual sleep duration and sleep disturbance. LTL-sleep associations were analyzed separately for duration and disturbance using weighted and confounder-adjusted linear regression models in the entire sample (AAs + EAs; adjusted for race/ethnicity) and in racial/ethnic strata, since LTL differs by ancestry. After adjustment for covariates, each additional daily hour of sleep beyond 5 hours, approximately, was associated with a 27-base-pair (95% confidence interval (CI): 6, 48) longer LTL in the entire sample. Associations between sleep duration and LTL were strongest among AAs (adjusted ß = 37, 95% CI: 4, 70); a similar, nonsignificant association was observed for EAs (adjusted ß = 20, 95% CI: -7, 48). Sleep disturbance was not associated with LTL in our study. Our models did not show departure from linearity (quadratic sleep terms: P ≥ 0.55). Our results suggest that longer sleep duration is associated with longer LTL in postmenopausal women.

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Neuroepidemiology ; 52(3-4): 173-180, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30677776

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BACKGROUND: Clinical stroke is prevalent in American Indians, but the risk factors for cerebrovascular pathology have not been well-studied in this population. The purpose of this study was to correlate abnormalities on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with clinical risk factors in a cohort of elderly American Indians. METHODS: Brain MRI scans from 789 participants of the Strong Heart Study were analyzed for infarcts, hemorrhage, white matter disease, and measures of cerebral atrophy including ventricular and sulcal grade and total brain volume. Clinical risk factors included measures of hypertension, diabetes, and high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Regression models adjusted for potential confounders were used to estimate associations between risk factors and brain MRI outcomes. RESULTS: -Hypertension was associated with the presence of infarcts (p = 0.001), ventricle enlargement (p = 0.01), and increased white matter hyperintensity volume (p = 0.01). Diabetes was associated with increased prevalence of cerebral atrophy (p < 0.001), ventricular enlargement (p = 0.001), and sulcal widening (p = 0.001). High LDL was not significantly associated with any of the measured cranial imaging outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: This study found risk factors for cerebrovascular disease in American Indians similar to those seen in other populations and provides additional evidence for the important roles of hypertension and diabetes in promoting cerebral infarcts and brain atrophy, respectively.

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PLoS One ; 13(7): e0200486, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30044860

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Current knowledge of the genetic architecture of key reproductive events across the female life course is largely based on association studies of European descent women. The relevance of known loci for age at menarche (AAM) and age at natural menopause (ANM) in diverse populations remains unclear. We investigated 32 AAM and 14 ANM previously-identified loci and sought to identify novel loci in a trans-ethnic array-wide study of 196,483 SNPs on the MetaboChip (Illumina, Inc.). A total of 45,364 women of diverse ancestries (African, Hispanic/Latina, Asian American and American Indian/Alaskan Native) in the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study were included in cross-sectional analyses of AAM and ANM. Within each study we conducted a linear regression of SNP associations with self-reported or medical record-derived AAM or ANM (in years), adjusting for birth year, population stratification, and center/region, as appropriate, and meta-analyzed results across studies using multiple meta-analytic techniques. For both AAM and ANM, we observed more directionally consistent associations with the previously reported risk alleles than expected by chance (p-valuesbinomial≤0.01). Eight densely genotyped reproductive loci generalized significantly to at least one non-European population. We identified one trans-ethnic array-wide SNP association with AAM and two significant associations with ANM, which have not been described previously. Additionally, we observed evidence of independent secondary signals at three of six AAM trans-ethnic loci. Our findings support the transferability of reproductive trait loci discovered in European women to women of other race/ethnicities and indicate the presence of additional trans-ethnic associations both at both novel and established loci. These findings suggest the benefit of including diverse populations in future studies of the genetic architecture of female growth and development.

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Hum Mol Genet ; 27(16): 2940-2953, 2018 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29878111

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a circulating biomarker indicative of systemic inflammation. We aimed to evaluate genetic associations with CRP levels among non-European-ancestry populations through discovery, fine-mapping and conditional analyses. A total of 30 503 non-European-ancestry participants from 6 studies participating in the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology study had serum high-sensitivity CRP measurements and ∼200 000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped on the Metabochip. We evaluated the association between each SNP and log-transformed CRP levels using multivariate linear regression, with additive genetic models adjusted for age, sex, the first four principal components of genetic ancestry, and study-specific factors. Differential linkage disequilibrium patterns between race/ethnicity groups were used to fine-map regions associated with CRP levels. Conditional analyses evaluated for multiple independent signals within genetic regions. One hundred and sixty-three unique variants in 12 loci in overall or race/ethnicity-stratified Metabochip-wide scans reached a Bonferroni-corrected P-value <2.5E-7. Three loci have no (HACL1, OLFML2B) or only limited (PLA2G6) previous associations with CRP levels. Six loci had different top hits in race/ethnicity-specific versus overall analyses. Fine-mapping refined the signal in six loci, particularly in HNF1A. Conditional analyses provided evidence for secondary signals in LEPR, IL1RN and HNF1A, and for multiple independent signals in CRP and APOE. We identified novel variants and loci associated with CRP levels, generalized known CRP associations to a multiethnic study population, refined association signals at several loci and found evidence for multiple independent signals at several well-known loci. This study demonstrates the benefit of conducting inclusive genetic association studies in large multiethnic populations.

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JAMA Neurol ; 75(7): 802-807, 2018 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29710269

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Importance: African Americans and individuals of African ancestry have a higher risk of stroke compared with non-Hispanic white individuals. Identifying the source of this disparity could provide an opportunity for clinical stroke risk stratification and more targeted therapy. Whether sickle cell trait (SCT) is an indicator of increased risk of ischemic stroke among African Americans is still unclear. Objective: To examine whether SCT is associated with a higher risk of incident ischemic stroke among African Americans. Design, Setting, and Participants: This meta-analysis assessed the association of SCT with the risk of incident ischemic stroke. Four large, prospective, population-based studies with African American cohorts were assessed: Jackson Heart Study (September 1, 2005, through December 31, 2012), Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (July 1, 2002, through December 31, 2012), Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2014), and Women's Health Initiative (October 1, 1998, through December 31, 2012). Using a Cox proportional hazards regression model adjusted for major stroke risk factors, this study estimated the hazard ratio for incident ischemic stroke associated with SCT. Data analysis was performed from July 10, 2016, to February 2, 2017. Interventions or Exposures: Participants' SCT status determined by polymerase chain reaction assay genotyping or a combination of whole-exome sequencing and imputation. Main Outcomes and Measures: Incident ischemic stroke. Results: This meta-analysis included 19 464 African American individuals (1520 with SCT, 17 944 without SCT, and 620 with ischemic stroke) from 4 studies, with a mean (SD) age of 60.0 (13.0) years (5257 [27.0%] men and 14 207 [73.0%] women). No differences were found in the distribution of risk factors for ischemic stroke comparing participants with and those without SCT at study visit 1 in each cohort. The crude incidence of ischemic stroke was 2.9 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 2.2-4.0 per 1000 person-years) among those with SCT and 3.2 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 2.7-3.8 per 1000 person-years) among those without SCT. After stroke risk factors were adjusted for, the hazard ratio of incident ischemic stroke independently associated with SCT in the meta-analysis of all 4 cohorts was 0.80 (95% CI, 0.47-1.35; P = .82). The results of the meta-analysis were similar to those of individual cohorts, in which the results were also similar. Conclusions and Relevance: Sickle cell trait may not be associated with incidence of ischemic stroke among African Americans. The results of this study suggest performing a more thorough clinical evaluation of a stroke patient with SCT rather than assuming that SCT is the etiologic factor for the stroke.

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Contemp Clin Trials ; 70: 117-134, 2018 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29733982

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Parents of infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience increased anxiety and stress, which may persist after discharge. The rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial assessing the impact of a 1-year, post-discharge, peer support intervention (parent navigation) on parental mental health and infant health care utilization is described. Qualitative methods guided the adaptation of an existing parent support program to target emotional and resource-related needs of NICU families. Approximately 300 parent-infant dyads were enrolled at discharge and randomized to either receive a care notebook (control group) or a parent navigator and a care notebook (intervention group). We aim to determine if the parent navigator intervention: 1) increases self-efficacy and decreases stress in parents, 2) decreases overall levels of anxiety and depression in parents, 3) decreases infant hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and 4) increases adherence to infant vaccination recommendations during 1 year of follow-up. Standardized, self-reported psychological scales to assess parent depression, anxiety, self-efficacy and social support were administered at baseline (NICU discharge) and at 1-week, 1-, 3-, 6- and 12-month intervals. Infant immunization status and health care utilization during the study period were also assessed. This paper reviews challenges and successes during implementation. If this intervention improves outcomes, NICUs may choose to provide similar parent navigation services for infants and families transitioning from the NICU to home. This study was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02643472) on December 31, 2015.

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BMJ Glob Health ; 3(1): e000610, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29564161

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Background: Most of the reduction in malaria prevalence seen in Africa since 2000 has been attributed to vector control interventions. Yet increases in the distribution and intensity of insecticide resistance and higher costs of newer insecticides pose a challenge to sustaining these gains. Thus, endemic countries face challenging decisions regarding the choice of vector control interventions. Methods: A cluster randomised trial is being carried out in Mopeia District in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique, where malaria prevalence in children under 5 is high (68% in 2015), despite continuous and campaign distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs). Study arm 1 will continue to use the standard, LLIN-based National Malaria Control Programme vector control strategy (LLINs only), while study arm 2 will receive indoor residual spraying (IRS) once a year for 2 years with a microencapsulated formulation of pirimiphos-methyl (Actellic 300 CS), in addition to the standard LLIN strategy (LLINs+IRS). Prior to the 2016 IRS implementation (the first of two IRS campaigns in this study), 146 clusters were defined and stratified per number of households. Clusters were then randomised 1:1 into the two study arms. The public health impact and cost-effectiveness of IRS intervention will be evaluated over 2 years using multiple methods: (1) monthly active malaria case detection in a cohort of 1548 total children aged 6-59 months; (2) enhanced passive surveillance at health facilities and with community health workers; (3) annual cross-sectional surveys; and (4) entomological surveillance. Prospective microcosting of the intervention and provider and societal costs will be conducted. Insecticide resistance status pattern and changes in local Anopheline populations will be included as important supportive outcomes. Discussion: By evaluating the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of IRS with a non-pyrethroid insecticide in a high-transmission setting with high LLIN ownership, it is expected that this study will provide programmatic and policy-relevant data to guide national and global vector control strategies. Trial registration number: NCT02910934.

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Neurology ; 90(15): e1333-e1338, 2018 Apr 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29540582

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate motor function associations with age, sex, and D4Z4 repeats among participants with early-onset facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) type 1 as defined by weakness onset before 10 years of age. METHODS: We collected standardized motor assessments, including manual muscle testing (MMT), quantitative muscle testing, functional motor evaluations, and clinical severity scores (CSSs), at 12 Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group centers. To measure associations, we used linear regression models adjusted for sex, evaluation age, age at onset of weakness, and D4Z4 repeats. RESULTS: Among 52 participants (60% female, mean age 22.9 ± 14.7 years), weakness was most pronounced in the shoulder and abdominal musculature. Older enrollment age was associated with greater CSSs (p = 0.003). When adjusted for enrollment age, sex, and D4Z4 repeats, younger age at onset of facial weakness was associated with greater CSSs, slower velocities in timed function tests, and lower MMT scores (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Significant clinical variability was observed in early-onset FSHD. Earlier age at onset of facial weakness was associated with greater disease severity. Longitudinal assessments are needed to determine the rate of disease progression in this population.

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Nat Genet ; 50(4): 524-537, 2018 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29531354

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Stroke has multiple etiologies, but the underlying genes and pathways are largely unknown. We conducted a multiancestry genome-wide-association meta-analysis in 521,612 individuals (67,162 cases and 454,450 controls) and discovered 22 new stroke risk loci, bringing the total to 32. We further found shared genetic variation with related vascular traits, including blood pressure, cardiac traits, and venous thromboembolism, at individual loci (n = 18), and using genetic risk scores and linkage-disequilibrium-score regression. Several loci exhibited distinct association and pleiotropy patterns for etiological stroke subtypes. Eleven new susceptibility loci indicate mechanisms not previously implicated in stroke pathophysiology, with prioritization of risk variants and genes accomplished through bioinformatics analyses using extensive functional datasets. Stroke risk loci were significantly enriched in drug targets for antithrombotic therapy.

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Aging (Albany NY) ; 9(9): 1983-1995, 2017 09 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28930701

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Both leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and DNA methylation age are strongly associated with chronological age. One measure of DNA methylation age─ the extrinsic epigenetic age acceleration (EEAA)─ is highly predictive of all-cause mortality. We examined the relation between LTL and EEAA. LTL was measured by Southern blots and leukocyte DNA methylation was determined using Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip in participants in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI; n=804), the Framingham Heart Study (FHS; n=909) and the Bogalusa Heart study (BHS; n=826). EEAA was computed using 71 DNA methylation sites, further weighted by proportions of naïve CD8+ T cells, memory CD8+ T cells, and plasmablasts. Shorter LTL was associated with increased EEAA in participants from the WHI (r=-0.16, p=3.1x10-6). This finding was replicated in the FHS (r=-0.09, p=6.5x10-3) and the BHS (r=-0.07, p=3.8x 10-2). LTL was also inversely related to proportions of memory CD8+ T cells (p=4.04x10-16) and positively related to proportions of naive CD8+ T cells (p=3.57x10-14). These findings suggest that for a given age, an individual whose blood contains comparatively more memory CD8+ T cells and less naive CD8+ T cells would display a relatively shorter LTL and an older DNA methylation age, which jointly explain the striking ability of EEAA to predict mortality.


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Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/citologia , Metilação de DNA/fisiologia , Telômero , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Leucócitos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Exp Gerontol ; 95: 141-147, 2017 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28552815

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BACKGROUND: Shortened leukocyte telomere length (LTL), a purported marker of cellular aging, is associated with morbidity and mortality. However, the association of physical activity, a modifiable lifestyle behavior, with LTL has not been adequately studied among older adults. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we examined associations of various intensity levels of leisure-time physical activity with LTL among 1476 older white and African American women from the Women's Health Initiative Objective Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health study. Self-reported physical activity was assessed by questionnaire, and LTL was measured by Southern blot. The association between physical activity and LTL was evaluated using multiple linear regression models adjusted for demographic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, and health-related variables. RESULTS: Women were on average aged 79.2 (standard deviation 6.7) years old. In the final model adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, education, marital status, smoking, alcohol, body mass index, a history of chronic diseases, and hormone therapy use, LTL was on average 110 (95% confidence interval, 20-190) base pairs longer among women in the highest (≥17.00MET-hours/week) compared with the lowest (<1.25MET-hours/week) level of total leisure-time physical activity (P for trend=0.02). Higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (P for trend=0.04) and faster walking speed (P for trend=0.03) were also associated with longer LTL in the fully-adjusted models. CONCLUSION: Older women participating in greater amounts of total leisure-time physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity had longer LTL.


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Envelhecimento/genética , Exercício , Atividades de Lazer , Encurtamento do Telômero , Telômero/genética , Afro-Americanos/genética , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Envelhecimento/etnologia , Envelhecimento/patologia , Southern Blotting , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Estudos Transversais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Lineares , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Fatores Sexuais , Inquéritos e Questionários , Telômero/patologia , Fatores de Tempo , Estados Unidos
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Nat Genet ; 49(7): 1113-1119, 2017 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28530674

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although 58 genomic regions have been associated with CAD thus far, most of the heritability is unexplained, indicating that additional susceptibility loci await identification. An efficient discovery strategy may be larger-scale evaluation of promising associations suggested by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Hence, we genotyped 56,309 participants using a targeted gene array derived from earlier GWAS results and performed meta-analysis of results with 194,427 participants previously genotyped, totaling 88,192 CAD cases and 162,544 controls. We identified 25 new SNP-CAD associations (P < 5 × 10-8, in fixed-effects meta-analysis) from 15 genomic regions, including SNPs in or near genes involved in cellular adhesion, leukocyte migration and atherosclerosis (PECAM1, rs1867624), coagulation and inflammation (PROCR, rs867186 (p.Ser219Gly)) and vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation (LMOD1, rs2820315). Correlation of these regions with cell-type-specific gene expression and plasma protein levels sheds light on potential disease mechanisms.


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Artérias/patologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Aterosclerose/genética , Adesão Celular/genética , Quimiotaxia de Leucócito/genética , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/patologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Metabolismo Energético/genética , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Código das Histonas , Humanos , Masculino , Músculo Liso Vascular/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Fatores de Risco
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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci ; 72(11): 1532-1537, 2017 Oct 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28329327

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Background: Previous studies on physical activity and telomere length have relied largely upon self-reported physical activity data, and few studies have examined older adults. The association of objectively measured physical activity with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is currently unknown. Methods: In this study, we examined cross-sectional associations between accelerometer-measured total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and LTL, measured using Southern blot. The sample included 1,405 older (64-95 years old) white and African American women from the Women's Health Initiative. Multiple linear regression models adjusting for potential confounders were used to determine the association between accelerometer-measured physical activity and LTL. Results: Overall, the mean (standard deviation) of total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous activity was 5.5 (1.6), 4.7 (1.3), and 0.8 (0.5) h/d, respectively. Adjusting for accelerometer wear time, age, race/ethnicity, education, marital status, smoking, alcohol, body mass index, a history of chronic diseases, and hormone therapy use, LTL was 80 (95% confidence interval: 9, 150) base pairs longer among women with ≥2.5 compared with <2.5 h/wk of MVPA. Light activity was not significantly associated with LTL. For total activity, the most physically active women had significantly longer LTL than the least active women after adjustment for demographic and lifestyle characteristics; however, findings were not significant after further adjustment for health-related factors. Conclusions: Older women meeting current recommendations of ≥2.5 h/wk of MVPA, as assessed by accelerometer, had longer LTL. Additional studies using accelerometers in large, diverse cohorts of older women are needed to confirm and extend these findings.


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Acelerometria/métodos , Envelhecimento/genética , Exercício/fisiologia , Telômero/genética , Afro-Americanos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Envelhecimento/etnologia , Southern Blotting , Estudos Transversais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Humanos , Leucócitos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Am J Epidemiol ; 185(3): 172-184, 2017 02 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28100466

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Few studies have assessed the association of sedentary time with leukocyte telomere length (LTL). In a cross-sectional study conducted in 2012-2013, we examined associations of accelerometer-measured and self-reported sedentary time with LTL in a sample of 1,481 older white and African-American women from the Women's Health Initiative and determined whether associations varied by level of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA). The association between sedentary time and LTL was evaluated using multiple linear regression models. Women were aged 79.2 (standard deviation, 6.7) years, on average. Self-reported sedentary time was not associated with LTL. In a model adjusting for demographic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, and health-related factors, among women at or below the median level of accelerometer-measured MVPA, those in the highest quartile of accelerometer-measured sedentary time had significantly shorter LTL than those in the lowest quartile, with an average difference of 170 base pairs (95% confidence interval: 4, 340). Accelerometer-measured sedentary time was not associated with LTL in women above the median level of MVPA. Findings suggest that, on the basis of accelerometer measurements, higher sedentary time may be associated with shorter LTL among less physically active women.


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Exercício/fisiologia , Leucócitos/ultraestrutura , Comportamento Sedentário , Telômero/ultraestrutura , Acelerometria , Afro-Americanos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos Transversais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Autorrelato
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PLoS One ; 11(10): e0164132, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27736895

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Despite the substantial burden of hypertension in US minority populations, few genetic studies of blood pressure have been conducted in Hispanics and African Americans, and it is unclear whether many of the established loci identified in European-descent populations contribute to blood pressure variation in non-European descent populations. Using the Metabochip array, we sought to characterize the genetic architecture of previously identified blood pressure loci, and identify novel cardiometabolic variants related to systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a multi-ethnic US population including Hispanics (n = 19,706) and African Americans (n = 18,744). Several known blood pressure loci replicated in African Americans and Hispanics. Fourteen variants in three loci (KCNK3, FGF5, ATXN2-SH2B3) were significantly associated with blood pressure in Hispanics. The most significant diastolic blood pressure variant identified in our analysis, rs2586886/KCNK3 (P = 5.2 x 10-9), also replicated in independent Hispanic and European-descent samples. African American and trans-ethnic meta-analysis data identified novel variants in the FGF5, ULK4 and HOXA-EVX1 loci, which have not been previously associated with blood pressure traits. Our identification and independent replication of variants in KCNK3, a gene implicated in primary hyperaldosteronism, as well as a variant in HOTTIP (HOXA-EVX1) suggest that further work to clarify the roles of these genes may be warranted. Overall, our findings suggest that loci identified in European descent populations also contribute to blood pressure variation in diverse populations including Hispanics and African Americans-populations that are understudied for hypertension genetic risk factors.


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Afro-Americanos/genética , Pressão Sanguínea/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Hispano-Americanos/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Variação Genética , Humanos , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Canais de Potássio de Domínios Poros em Tandem/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética
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Hum Mol Genet ; 25(19): 4350-4368, 2016 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27577874

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The electrocardiographic QRS duration, a measure of ventricular depolarization and conduction, is associated with cardiovascular mortality. While single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with QRS duration have been identified at 22 loci in populations of European descent, the genetic architecture of QRS duration in non-European populations is largely unknown. We therefore performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis of QRS duration in 13,031 African Americans from ten cohorts and a transethnic GWAS meta-analysis with additional results from populations of European descent. In the African American GWAS, a single genome-wide significant SNP association was identified (rs3922844, P = 4 × 10-14) in intron 16 of SCN5A, a voltage-gated cardiac sodium channel gene. The QRS-prolonging rs3922844 C allele was also associated with decreased SCN5A RNA expression in human atrial tissue (P = 1.1 × 10-4). High density genotyping revealed that the SCN5A association region in African Americans was confined to intron 16. Transethnic GWAS meta-analysis identified novel SNP associations on chromosome 18 in MYL12A (rs1662342, P = 4.9 × 10-8) and chromosome 1 near CD1E and SPTA1 (rs7547997, P = 7.9 × 10-9). The 22 QRS loci previously identified in populations of European descent were enriched for significant SNP associations with QRS duration in African Americans (P = 9.9 × 10-7), and index SNP associations in or near SCN5A, SCN10A, CDKN1A, NFIA, HAND1, TBX5 and SETBP1 replicated in African Americans. In summary, rs3922844 was associated with QRS duration and SCN5A expression, two novel QRS loci were identified using transethnic meta-analysis, and a significant proportion of QRS-SNP associations discovered in populations of European descent were transferable to African Americans when adequate power was achieved.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Canal de Sódio Disparado por Voltagem NAV1.5/genética , Afro-Americanos/genética , Alelos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Doenças Cardiovasculares/fisiopatologia , Eletrocardiografia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Miocárdio/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética
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PLoS One ; 11(3): e0144997, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26950853

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BACKGROUND: Data are limited on genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for incident coronary heart disease (CHD). Moreover, it is not known whether genetic variants identified to date also associate with risk of CHD in a prospective setting. METHODS: We performed a two-stage GWAS analysis of incident myocardial infarction (MI) and CHD in a total of 64,297 individuals (including 3898 MI cases, 5465 CHD cases). SNPs that passed an arbitrary threshold of 5×10-6 in Stage I were taken to Stage II for further discovery. Furthermore, in an analysis of prognosis, we studied whether known SNPs from former GWAS were associated with total mortality in individuals who experienced MI during follow-up. RESULTS: In Stage I 15 loci passed the threshold of 5×10-6; 8 loci for MI and 8 loci for CHD, for which one locus overlapped and none were reported in previous GWAS meta-analyses. We took 60 SNPs representing these 15 loci to Stage II of discovery. Four SNPs near QKI showed nominally significant association with MI (p-value<8.8×10-3) and three exceeded the genome-wide significance threshold when Stage I and Stage II results were combined (top SNP rs6941513: p = 6.2×10-9). Despite excellent power, the 9p21 locus SNP (rs1333049) was only modestly associated with MI (HR = 1.09, p-value = 0.02) and marginally with CHD (HR = 1.06, p-value = 0.08). Among an inception cohort of those who experienced MI during follow-up, the risk allele of rs1333049 was associated with a decreased risk of subsequent mortality (HR = 0.90, p-value = 3.2×10-3). CONCLUSIONS: QKI represents a novel locus that may serve as a predictor of incident CHD in prospective studies. The association of the 9p21 locus both with increased risk of first myocardial infarction and longer survival after MI highlights the importance of study design in investigating genetic determinants of complex disorders.


Assuntos
Doença da Artéria Coronariana/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Infarto do Miocárdio/genética , Idoso , Estudos de Coortes , Comportamento Cooperativo , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Estudos Prospectivos
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