The Qingdao Twin Registry: a focus on chronic disease research.

@article{Pang2006TheQT,
  title={The Qingdao Twin Registry: a focus on chronic disease research.},
  author={Zengchang Pang and F. P. Ning and Jennifer B. Unger and C. Anderson Johnson and Shaojie Wang and Qian Guo and Weihua Cao and Liming Lee},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={758-62}
}
With the changing patterns of morbidity and mortality in China, noncommunicable chronic diseases have become the major threats to the health of the Chinese population. The causes of chronic diseases include genetic factors and behavioral risk factors such as the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and lack of physical activity. Twin studies offer a unique opportunity to disentangle the genetic and environmental risk and protective factors for chronic disease… CONTINUE READING
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