Stability and change in genetic and environmental influences on hand-grip strength in older male twins.

@article{Carmelli2000StabilityAC,
  title={Stability and change in genetic and environmental influences on hand-grip strength in older male twins.},
  author={Dorit Carmelli and Terry Reed},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={1879-83}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate aging-related changes in the contribution of genetic and environmental influences to hand-grip strength in late adulthood. Subjects in this study are 152 intact twin pairs (77 monozygotic and 75 dizygotic pairs) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Twin Study assessed repeatedly for hand-grip strength at mean ages of 63 and 73 yr. Structural equation genetic modeling was used to investigate stability and change in the genetic and… CONTINUE READING

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