Appetite and growth: a longitudinal sibling analysis.

@article{Jaarsveld2014AppetiteAG,
  title={Appetite and growth: a longitudinal sibling analysis.},
  author={Cornelia Hendrika Maria van Jaarsveld and David R Boniface and Clare H Llewellyn and Jane Wardle},
  journal={JAMA pediatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={345-50}
}
IMPORTANCE Identifying early markers of future obesity risk can help target preventive interventions. Several studies have shown that a heartier appetite in infancy is a risk factor for more rapid weight gain, but to date no investigations have been able to rule out familial confounding. OBJECTIVES To use a sibling design (data from same-sex, dizygotic twin pairs) to test the hypothesis that sibling differences in infant appetite predicted differential weight gain during childhood. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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