Genetic and environmental factors in relative weight from birth to age 18: The Swedish Young Male Twins Study

@article{Silventoinen2007GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental factors in relative weight from birth to age 18: The Swedish Young Male Twins Study},
  author={Karri Silventoinen and K. H. Pietil{\"a}inen and Per Tynelius and Thorkild I. A. S\orensen and Jaakko M Kaprio and Finn N. Rasmussen},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={615-621}
}
Objectives:To investigate the contributions of genetic and environmental factors to the development of relative weight during the growth period.Design:Longitudinal twin study.Subjects:Two-hundred and thirty-one monozygotic and 144 dizygotic complete male twin pairs born between 1973 and 1979 were measured annually from birth to 18 years of age.Results:Body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) at age 18 correlated with BMI at age 1 (r=0.32, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 0.21–0.42), and this correlation… CONTINUE READING

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