A Prospective Study Of The Influence Of Health - Related Lifestyle Factors On Dna Methylation

Grant number: 1088405 | Funding period: 2015 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

It is known that DNA methylation can lead to disease. We aim to discover what causes DNA methylation to change. This could open the way for new methods of prevention and treatment of many diseases. We will study 1200 people to assess how the methylation of their DNA is influenced by changes in their smoking habits, alcohol consumption, vitamin intake, body size, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. We want to know whether these changes lead to undesirable (or desirable) changes in DNA methylation