Defining the role of common variation in the genomic and biological architecture of adult human height
The results indicate a genetic architecture for human height that is characterized by a very large but finite number of causal variants, including mTOR, osteoglycin and binding of hyaluronic acid.
Comparison of body mass index, waist circumference, and waist/hip ratio in predicting incident diabetes: a meta-analysis.
Although the clinical perspective focusing on central obesity is appealing, further research is needed to determine the usefulness of waist circumference or waist/hip ratio over body mass index, demonstrating that these three obesity indicators have similar associations with incident diabetes.
DETERMINANTS OF VARIATION IN ADULT BODY HEIGHT
- K. Silventoinen
- BiologyJournal of Biosocial Science
- 1 April 2003
Past studies on body height that have followed different scientific traditions in auxology are reviewed to create a more holistic view of body height.
Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries.
- K. Silventoinen, S. Sammalisto, J. Kaprio
- Biology, MedicineTwin research : the official journal of the…
- 1 October 2003
The results indicate that, in general, there are only minor differences in the genetic architecture of height between affluent Caucasian populations, especially among men.
Emotional eating, depressive symptoms and self-reported food consumption. A population-based study
Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to risk for Type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Finnish men and women
Moderate and high occupational, commuting or leisure-time physical activity independently and significantly reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes among the middle-aged general population.
Factors contributing to sense of coherence among men and women.
- Salla-maarit Volanen, E. Lahelma, K. Silventoinen, S. Suominen
- Psychology, MedicineEuropean Journal of Public Health
- 1 September 2004
Although sex differences were small, the association of living without a partner with low SOC was stronger among men than women, and psycho-emotional resources rather than socio-economic circumstances were associated with SOC.
Muscular strength in male adolescents and premature death: cohort study of one million participants
- F. Ortega, K. Silventoinen, P. Tynelius, F. Rasmussen
- Medicine, PsychologyBMJ : British Medical Journal
- 20 November 2012
Low muscular strength in adolescents is an emerging risk factor for major causes of death in young adulthood, such as suicide and cardiovascular diseases, as well as elevated body mass index or blood pressure.
The genetic and environmental influences on childhood obesity: a systematic review of twin and adoption studies
It is found that genetic factors had a strong effect on the variation of body mass index (BMI) at all ages, and correlations were substantially stronger between parents and their biological offspring, further supporting the importance of genetic factors.
The Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire, body mass index, and responses to sweet and salty fatty foods: a twin study of genetic and environmental associations.
The relation between BMI and diet appears to be mediated through dieting behaviors, and dietary counseling should focus on unhealthy dieting behavior rather than only on direct advice on food use.