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

  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},
  volume={89 5},
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

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 extracted citations

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Pulmonary Function and Muscle Strength: The Chinese Twin Study of Aging.

Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies • 2017
View 2 Excerpts


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 references

Grip strength changes over 27 yr in Japanese-American men.

Journal of applied physiology • 1998
View 1 Excerpt

The genetics of obesity: what have genetic studies told us about the environment

JK Hewitt
Behav Genet • 1997

Muscle performance and structure in the elderly as studied cross-sectionally and longitudinally.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences • 1995
View 1 Excerpt

Methodology for Genetic Studies of Twins and Families

MC Neale, LR Cardon
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer, • 1992
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…