Influence of chorionicity on the heritability estimates of blood pressure: a study in twins.

@article{Fagard2003InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of chorionicity on the heritability estimates of blood pressure: a study in twins.},
  author={Robert H. Fagard and Ruth J F Loos and Gaston P. Beunen and Catherine A. Derom and Robert F M H Vlietinck},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={1313-8}
}
BACKGROUND A basic assumption of the twin design is that environmental influences including prenatal experiences are equal across twin types. However, the intra-uterine environment may differ according to the chorionicity of the monozygotic twins, which may have biased previous heritability estimates of blood pressure. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present… CONTINUE READING