The Swedish Twin Registry in the third millennium.

  title={The Swedish Twin Registry in the third millennium.},
  author={Nancy L Pedersen and Paul Lichtenstein and Pia Svedberg},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  volume={5 5},
Since the Swedish Twin Registry was first established in the late 1950s to study the importance of smoking and alcohol consumption on cancer and cardiovascular diseases, it has been expanded and updated on several occasions. The focus has similarly broadened to most common complex diseases. The content of the database is described, ongoing projects based on the registry are summarized, and we review some of the principal findings on aging, cancer and cardiovascular disease that have come from… CONTINUE READING


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