Environment-wide and epigenome-wide association study of adiposity in ‘Children of 1997’ birth cohort: abridged secondary publication
J Zhao1, CM Schooling1, SL Au Yeung1, BJ Cowling1, A Baccarelli2
1 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
2 Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, United States
  1. We identified several potential targets for obesity prevention including maternal exposure to second-hand smoke, consumption of artificially sweetened beverages, earlier puberty, and binge eating. We also identified several methylation loci associated with adiposity.
  2. Identification of potential drivers of adiposity in Hong Kong Chinese individuals helps development of health policy interventions and future research.