The ‘ALSPAC in London’ dataset: adiposity, cardiometabolic risk profiles, and the emerging arterial phenotype in young adulthood
Scott T. Chiesa, Alicja Rapala, Marietta Charakida, Kaitlin H. Wade, Nicholas J. Timpson, John E. DeanfieldWellcome Open Research2018
Rising rates of adiposity in the young pose one of the greatest threats to future population burden of cardiovascular disease. Understanding the contribution of genetic and early-life influences to adiposity profiles in young adulthood – when the first signs of subclinical cardiovascular disease commonly appear – are vital if effective lifetime prevention strategies are to be developed. This data note documents the extensive range of genotypic and phenotypic data available from a London-based sub-study of the long-running Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)—the ‘ALSPAC in London’ Study—in which extensive adipose and cardiovascular phenotyping was carried out in participants recruited based on a genetic predisposition to obesity.