Using a siblings reared apart and together design to parse genetic vs. environmental influences on children's body mass index

Abstract

Childhood obesity is associated with adverse outcomes that can persist into adulthood, including continued obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. Understanding the underlying mechanisms that contribute to childhood... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Hannah Tavalire (University of Oregon)
  2. Elizabeth Budd (University of Oregon)
  3. Tasia Smith (University of Oregon)
  4. Misaki Natsuaki (University of California- Riverside)
  5. Jenae Neiderhiser (The Pennsylvania State University)
  6. David Reiss (Yale Child Study Center)
  7. Daniel Shaw (University of Pittsburgh)
  8. Jody Ganiban (George Washington University)
  9. Leslie Leve (University of Oregon)

Topic Areas

Evolution , Health (e.g., BMI, Exercise) , Statistical Methods

Session

PS-7 » Health Behaviors & Outcomes (18:00 - Thursday, 21st June)

Paper

Tavalire_et_al_BGA_BMI_poster_final.pdf

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