Differences in associations of familial and nutritional factors with serum lipids between boys and girls: the Luxembourg Child Study.

@article{Guillaume2000DifferencesIA,
  title={Differences in associations of familial and nutritional factors with serum lipids between boys and girls: the Luxembourg Child Study.},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Guillaume and Leif Lapidus and Aaron P Lambert},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={384-8}
}
BACKGROUND Sex differences in the effects of genetic and environmental factors on circulating lipids have been examined mainly in adults, in whom the influences of sex steroid hormones are well known. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the effect of sex on genetic and environmental influences on serum lipids in prepubertal boys and girls. DESIGN Children aged 6-8, 8-10, and 10-12 y (n = 1028) were selected at random in the Belgian province of Luxembourg, a region in Europe with a high… CONTINUE READING
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