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Increasing genetic variance of body mass index during the Swedish obesity epidemic

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There is no doubt that the dramatic worldwide increase in obesity prevalence is due to changes in environmental factors. However, twin and family studies suggest that genetic differences are responsible for the major part of the variation in adiposity within populations. Recent studies show that the genetic effects on body mass index (BMI) may be stronger when combined with presumed risk factors for obesity. We tested the hypothesis that the genetic variance of BMI has increased during the obesity epidemic.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftP L o S One
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)e27135
ISSN1932-6203
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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