Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study

@inproceedings{Murrin2012BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study},
  author={Celine M. Murrin and Gabrielle E. Kelly and Richard E. Tremblay and Cecily C. Kelleher},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity and its measure of body mass index are strongly determined by parental body size. Debate continues as to whether both parents contribute equally to offspring body mass which is key to understanding the aetiology of the disease. The aim of this study was to use cohort data from three generations of one family to examine the relative maternal and paternal associations with offspring body mass index and how these associations compare with family height to demonstrate evidence of… CONTINUE READING
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