Familial resemblance of body mass index and familial risk of high and low body mass index. A study of young men in Sweden

@article{Magnusson2002FamilialRO,
  title={Familial resemblance of body mass index and familial risk of high and low body mass index. A study of young men in Sweden},
  author={P K E Magnusson and Finn N. Rasmussen},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={1225-1231}
}
OBJECTIVE: Male familial correlations in body mass index (BMI) were studied using a large nationwide dataset of Swedish military conscripts examined at age 18–19 y.DESIGN: Record linkage was performed between Sweden's Military Service Conscription Register and the Multiple-Generation Register, enabling the identification of 92 869 families containing at least two brothers. Data on BMI at conscription was available for 196 743 sons and for 19 972 fathers. Pairs of relatives were used to estimate… CONTINUE READING

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