Heritability of somatotype components from early adolescence into young adulthood: a multivariate analysis on a longitudinal twin study.

@article{Peeters2002HeritabilityOS,
  title={Heritability of somatotype components from early adolescence into young adulthood: a multivariate analysis on a longitudinal twin study.},
  author={Maarten Peeters and Martine A Thomis and Albrecht L. Claessens and Ruth Jf Loos and Hermine H Maes and Roeland J J Lysens and Bavo Vanden Eynde and Robert F. Vlietinck and Gaston P. Beunen},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          402-18
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several studies with different designs have attempted to estimate the heritability of somatotype components. However they often ignore the covariation between the three components as well as possible sex and age effects. Shared environmental factors are not always controlled for. AIM This study explores the pattern of genetic and environmental determination of the variation in Heath-Carter somatotype components from early adolescence into young adulthood. SUBJECTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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