Polygenic Risk Scores and Physical Activity

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Kujala , U M , Palviainen , T , Pesonen , P , Waller , K , Sillanpää , E , Niemelä , M , Kangas , M , Vähä-Ypyä , H , Sievänen , H , Korpelainen , R , Jämsä , T , Männikkö , M & Kaprio , J 2020 , ' Polygenic Risk Scores and Physical Activity ' , Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , vol. 52 , no. 7 , pp. 1518-1524 . https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002290

Title: Polygenic Risk Scores and Physical Activity
Author: Kujala, Urho M.; Palviainen, Teemu; Pesonen, Paula; Waller, Katja; Sillanpää, Elina; Niemelä, Maisa; Kangas, Maarit; Vähä-Ypyä, Henri; Sievänen, Harri; Korpelainen, Raija; Jämsä, Timo; Männikkö, Minna; Kaprio, Jaakko
Contributor organization: Genetic Epidemiology
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki
HUS Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Date: 2020-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
ISSN: 0195-9131
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002290
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319812
Abstract: Purpose Polygenic risk scores (PRS) summarize genome-wide genotype data into a single variable that produces an individual-level risk score for genetic liability. PRS has been used for prediction of chronic diseases and some risk factors. As PRS has been studied less for physical activity (PA), we constructed PRS for PA and studied how much variation in PA can be explained by this PRS in independent population samples. Methods We calculated PRS for self-reported and objectively measured PA using UK Biobank genome-wide association study summary statistics, and analyzed how much of the variation in self-reported (MET-hours per day) and measured (steps and moderate-to-vigorous PA minutes per day) PA could be accounted for by the PRS in the Finnish Twin Cohorts (FTC;N= 759-11,528) and the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (NFBC1966;N= 3263-4061). Objective measurement of PA was done with wrist-worn accelerometer in UK Biobank and NFBC1966 studies, and with hip-worn accelerometer in the FTC. Results The PRS accounted from 0.07% to 1.44% of the variation (R-2) in the self-reported and objectively measured PA volumes (Pvalue range = 0.023 to
Subject: GENE
315 Sport and fitness sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
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