Rokholm, B3; Silventoinen, K3; Tynelius, P3; Sørensen, T I A5; Rasmussen, F4
1 Section for Metabolic Genetics, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Department of Public Health, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 unknown4 Karolinska institutet; Stockholm, Sweden5 Section for Metabolic Genetics, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
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.
International Journal of Obesity (2005), 2013, Vol 37, Issue 2, p. 211-5
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Twin Study; Adolescent; Adult; Body Mass Index; Body Weight; Environment; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Military Personnel; Obesity; Questionnaires; Regression Analysis; Siblings; Sweden; Time Factors; Twins, Dizygotic