Family resemblances in height and relative weight in the Framingham Heart Study.

@article{Heller1984FamilyRI,
  title={Family resemblances in height and relative weight in the Framingham Heart Study.},
  author={Regula Heller and Robert J. Garrison and Richard J. Havlik and Manning Feinleib and S J Padgett},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1984},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={399-405}
}
The correlations of both height and relative weight (the Quetelet Index: wt/ht2) were studied amongst adult relatives in the Framingham Heart Study. The parental generation was first examined starting in 1949 when they were aged 30-62 years. The offspring (and their spouses) were examined beginning in 1971 when they were aged 20-49 years. Thus, it was possible to compare adult levels of body size in two generations. For height there are correlations between relatives that suggest large genetic… CONTINUE READING

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