No evidence of large differences in mother–daughter and father–son body mass index concordance in a large UK birth cohort

@article{Leary2010NoEO,
  title={No evidence of large differences in mother–daughter and father–son body mass index concordance in a large UK birth cohort},
  author={Sam D. Leary and George Davey Smith and Andrew Robert Ness},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1191-1192}
}
It has recently been suggested that there are substantial differences in mother–daughter and father–son associations of body mass index and obesity among contemporary UK children, but much larger studies of older cohorts have failed to find evidence of substantial sex-specific effects. We have tested this hypothesis using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a large contemporary cohort. Our analyses are based on 4654 complete parent–offspring trios (2323 with male offspring and… CONTINUE READING