Genetic and behavioral determinants of waist-hip ratio and waist circumference in women twins.

@article{Rose1998GeneticAB,
  title={Genetic and behavioral determinants of waist-hip ratio and waist circumference in women twins.},
  author={Kathryn M. Rose and Bill Newman and Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis and Joseph Selby},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={383-92}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examines genetic and behavioral determinants of waist-hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference among women twins. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Six hundred eighty participants from the second examination of the Kaiser-Permanente Women Twins Study (1989 to 1990) were included. Women ranged in age from 31 to 90 years, and included 59% monozygotic and 41% dizygotic twins. Heritabilities of WHR and waist circumference were estimated (range=0 to 1) using three different… CONTINUE READING

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