Birth weight is nongenetically associated with glucose intolerance in elderly twins, independent of adult obesity.

@article{Grunnet2007BirthWI,
  title={Birth weight is nongenetically associated with glucose intolerance in elderly twins, independent of adult obesity.},
  author={Louise G Grunnet and Signe E Vielwerth and Allan Vaag and Pernille Poulsen},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={262 1},
  pages={96-103}
}
OBJECTIVES Using a unique twin approach, we examined the extent to which birth weight is determined by genetic and nongenetic factors and whether associations between birth weight and measures of glucose metabolism are of genetic or nongenetic origin. SETTING/SUBJECTS An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed in a population-based cohort of twins including 138 same-sex monozygotic (MZ) and 214 dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs aged 55-73 years whose birth weight was known. Heritability of… CONTINUE READING

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