C-reactive protein levels and body mass index: elucidating direction of causation through reciprocal Mendelian randomization

N J Timpson, B G Nordestgaard, R M Harbord, J Zacho, T M Frayling, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, G Davey Smith

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Abstract

The assignment of direction and causality within networks of observational associations is problematic outside randomized control trials, and the presence of a causal relationship between body mass index (BMI) and C-reactive protein (CRP) is disputed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Obesity
Vol/bind35
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)300-8
Antal sider9
ISSN0307-0565
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2011

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