The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Twin Study is a multicenter, longitudinal study of 514 white, male twin pairs examined during military induction at the mean age of 20 years (1943) and by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Twin Study at mean ages 48 (1971), 58 (1981), and 63 years (1986).
Of these, 121 of 254 monozygotic pairs and 113 of 260 dizygotic pairs had complete data for all examinations.
Using these data, genetic influences on maximum body mass index (BMI) and changes in BMI during this 43-year interval were estimated.
BMI (kg/m2) was calculated for each examination and for the maximum weight as recalled by the participant at the last examination.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prise poids, Indice masse corporelle, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Jumeau, Déterminisme génétique, Poids corporel, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Age, Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Weight gain, Body mass index, Adult, Human, Male, Twin, Genetic inheritance, Body weight, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Age, Anthropometry, Corporal biometry
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0017259
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 09/06/1995.