Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature and Genetic Correlations With Other Spine Traits: The Framingham Study

@article{Yau2016HeritabilityOT,
  title={Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature and Genetic Correlations With Other Spine Traits: The Framingham Study},
  author={M. Yau and S. Demissie and Y. Zhou and D. Anderson and A. Lorbergs and D. Kiel and B. Allaire and Laiji Yang and L. Cupples and T. Travison and M. Bouxsein and D. Karasik and E. Samelson},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={31}
}
Hyperkyphosis is a common spinal disorder in older adults, characterized by excessive forward curvature of the thoracic spine and adverse health outcomes. The etiology of hyperkyphosis has not been firmly established, but may be related to changes that occur with aging in the vertebrae, discs, joints, and muscles, which function as a unit to support the spine. Determining the contribution of genetics to thoracic spine curvature and the degree of genetic sharing among co‐occurring measures of… Expand
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