Modifiable environmental influences on body mass index shared by young adult brothers

B Rokholm, K Silventoinen, P Tynelius, T I A Sørensen, Finn Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    Twin and adoption studies suggest that family environment has little, if any, influence on body mass index (BMI) in adulthood. We investigated the hypothesis that the differences in the years of birth between siblings influence their similarity in BMI at comparable ages, which would give evidence for a possibly modifiable influence of the environment shared by family members.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational journal of obesity (2005)
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)211-5
    Number of pages5
    ISSN0307-0565
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Body Mass Index
    • Body Weight
    • Environment
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Military Personnel
    • Obesity
    • Questionnaires
    • Regression Analysis
    • Siblings
    • Sweden
    • Time Factors
    • Twins, Dizygotic

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