Blood uric acid level and IQ: a study in twin families.

  title={Blood uric acid level and IQ: a study in twin families.},
  author={Eiji Inouye and K. S. Park and Akio Asaka},
  journal={Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae},
  volume={33 2},
Applying newly devised model, heritability (VA/VP) of plasma uric acid level, corrected for age and sex and standardized, was estimated at 0.8 in families consisting of twin parents, spouses and children. Correlation between spouses due to common genotype (rho) was approximately 0.1, and variance due to common familial environment (VEC/VP) was -0.3. Analysis of families of selected twin children and their parents resulted in two estimates of heritability: approximately 0.7 and 0.3, rho being 0… 

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