MSPGH Seminar: 13th November 2019 – Investigating whether diet, physical activity and obesity have a causal effect on cancer risk using Mendelian randomization

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 13th November 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Sarah Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology, The University of Bristol, U.K.

Many dietary factors have been hypothesised to be risk factors for cancer. However, despite a phenomenal amount of observational studies the evidence for many is still weak or limited.  Sarah’s team have used publicly available genome wide study (GWAS) data from large cancer consortia and data from GWAS studies of our exposures to perform two sample Mendelian randomization. Sarah will present the findings from these analyses and discuss some of the strengths and limitations of using Mendelian randomization in this context.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.

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