DNA Methylation age and mortality in the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936
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The study examined the association between DNA methylation age and mortality. Methylation age was estimated in 4 cohorts (including the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936) and related to subsequent time-to-death. Across all four cohorts there was a strong correlation between predicted methylation age and chronological age. For individuals with a 5 year age acceleration (DNA methylation age - chronological age = 5), there was a meta analysed hazard ratio of mortality of 1.21 [1.14, 1.29]. Phenotype data associated with the study are available through dbGaP, the methylation raw data are available through the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA; accession number EGAS00001000910).