Multiple Processes Underlie Twin Correlations for Skewed BMI


Body Mass Index (BMI), like most human phenotypes, is substantially heritable. However, BMI is not normally distributed; the skew appears to be structural, and increases as a function of age. Moreover, twin correlations for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eric Turkheimer (University of Virginia)
  2. Siny Tsang (Columbia University)
  3. Diana Dinescu (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
  4. Glen Duncan (Washington State University)

Topic Areas

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


OS-2C » Health (13:15 - Thursday, 21st June, Monadnock)

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