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twin study

Epidemiology A study using twins to determine the interplay of nature–genetic and nurture–environment and disease and its treatment; the interpretation of twin study data is often easier as there are exact genetic matches–ie, identical–monozygotic and partial genetic matches–ie, fraternal–dizygotic twins which are used as controls
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"This twin study provides further support for reducing intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates to decrease acne severity in susceptible individuals," the authors wrote.
Even when it comes to making your kids brush their teeth--which, just to be clear, I think we should all do--the evidence from a 2005 Swedish twin study suggests that genetics matter more than parenting except in extreme cases.
To understand the underlying skills and characteristics of self-regulation and how they contribute to differences in reading and math proficiency, data was collected from more than 1,000 twins, ages 8-14, in the Texas Twin Project, a large population-based twin study directed by UT Austin psychology associate professors Elliot Tucker-Drob and Paige Harden.
The researchers evaluated more than 1,000 men participating in the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging.
To understand the underlying skills and charcteristics of self-regulation and how they contribute to differences in reading and math proficiency, data was collected from more than 1,000 twins, ages 8-14, in the Texas Twin Project, a large population-based twin study directed by UT Austin psychology associate professors Elliot Tucker-Drob and Paige Harden.
A few years ago, a twin study that Medical News Today reported on found that genes influence the bacteria that live in our gut, which, in turn, influence whether we gain weight or not.
The Twin Study propelled Nasa into the genomics era of space travel.
In the middle-aged twin study, individuals with the highest levels of PPI exposure (at least 1,600 daily doses) had slightly less cognitive decline than did nonusers, with an adjusted difference of 0.94 points (95% CI, -1.63 to 3.50) between groups, but this did not reach statistical significance.
Hatton, Ph.D., from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues examined whether negative midlife FLEs are associated with advanced brain aging after controlling for physical, psychological, and lifestyle factors in a cohort of 359 men (mean age, 62 years) participating in the Vietnam Era twin study of aging.
For the study, published in the journal Neurobiology of Ageing, the researchers examined 359 men participating in the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Ageing (VETSA).
A recent twin study, conducted by Manish Arora and colleagues, found an association between prenatal and early postnatal exposure to neurotoxic metals, essential mineral deficiencies, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Only people with migraine with aura have a higher risk of stroke, shows a twin study with 12-year follow-up, from Karolinska Institute published in the journal Brain.