GENEVA Genes and Environment Initiatives in Type 2 Diabetes (Nurses' Health Study/Health Professionals Follow-up Study)

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000091 Nested Case-Control

Study Description

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) affects approximately 21 million individuals in the U.S., or almost 10% of the U.S. adult population. Because diabetes is determined by both genetic and environmental factors, a better understanding of the etiology of diabetes requires a careful investigation of gene-environment interactions. The Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Health Professionals' Follow-up Study (HPFS) are well-characterized cohort studies of women and men for whom stored blood and DNA samples are available as well as detailed information on dietary and lifestyle variables. The major goals of the project include: 1. To conduct a GWA analysis among 3,000 cases of T2D and 3,000 healthy controls in NHS/HPFS cohorts. 2. To use information on the joint effects of genes and a list of carefully selected environmental exposures at the initial screening stage to test gene-environment interactions. This approach optimizes our power to detect variants that have a sizeable marginal effect and those with a small marginal effect but a sizeable effect in a stratum ... (Show More)

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dbGaP phs000091

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