Childhood intelligence, educational attainment and adult body mass index: findings from a prospective cohort and within sibling-pairs analysis

@article{Lawlor2006ChildhoodIE,
  title={Childhood intelligence, educational attainment and adult body mass index: findings from a prospective cohort and within sibling-pairs analysis},
  author={Debbie A Lawlor and Heather Clark and George Davey Smith and David A Leon},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={1758-1765}
}
Background:The mechanisms underlying the observed association of childhood intelligence with body mass index (BMI) are unclear and few studies of this association have been prospective in design.Methods:Prospective study in a birth cohort of 5467 individuals who were born in Aberdeen, Scotland between 1950 and 1956 and who responded to a follow-up survey in 2001. Comparison of associations within sibling pairs of the same family to associations between different families in 643 sibling pairs… CONTINUE READING
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