Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries.

@article{Silventoinen2003HeritabilityOA,
  title={Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries.},
  author={Karri Silventoinen and Sampo Sammalisto and Markus Perola and Dorret I. Boomsma and Belinda K. Cornes and C J Davis and Leo Dunkel and Marlies de Lange and Jennifer R. Harris and Jacob v. B. Hjelmborg and Michelle Luciano and Nicholas G. Martin and Jakob Nedergaard Mortensen and Lorenza Nistic{\`o} and Nancy L. Pedersen and Axel Skytthe and Timothy David Spector and Maria Antonietta Stazi and Gonneke Willemsen and Jaakko Kaprio},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          399-408
        }
}
  • Karri Silventoinen, Sampo Sammalisto, +17 authors Jaakko Kaprio
  • Published 2003
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
  • A major component of variation in body height is due to genetic differences, but environmental factors have a substantial contributory effect. In this study we aimed to analyse whether the genetic architecture of body height varies between affluent western societies. We analysed twin data from eight countries comprising 30,111 complete twin pairs by using the univariate genetic model of the Mx statistical package. Body height and zygosity were self-reported in seven populations and measured… CONTINUE READING

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