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The causal relationship between obesity and skin and soft tissue infections: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study

Hu, Hongxin ; Mei, Jian ; Lin, Mei ; Wu, Xianwei ; Lin, Haibin ; Chen, Guoli


ObjectiveMany observational studies have shown that obesity strongly affects skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). However, whether a causal genetic relationship exists between obesity and SSTIs is unclear. MethodsA two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) study was used to explore whether obesity is causally associated with SSTIs using a publicly released genome-wide association study (GWAS). ...


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