Genetic and environmental influences on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins: effects of menopause.

@article{Middelberg2002GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influences on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins: effects of menopause.},
  author={Rita P. S. Middelberg and Tim D. Spector and Ramasamyiyer Swaminathan and Harold Snieder},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1142-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Levels of lipids and (apo)lipoproteins are known to increase after menopause, but it is unknown whether the genetic and environmental variability alters or whether lipids and (apo)lipoproteins are influenced by different genes before and after menopause. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 453 monozygotic and 1280 dizygotic pairs of female white twins recruited from the St. Thomas' UK Adult Twin Registry and measured total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density… CONTINUE READING

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