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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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One twin study led by Weili Xu at the Aging Research Center at Karolinska Institute in Sweden reported that twins who were overweight or obese at midlife were at greater risk for developing dementia, with obese people being at the greatest risk.
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.
The twin study is one of the most comprehensive studies on human biology and is providing a bedrock of information for studying the impacts of space travel on the body in the future, Chris Mason one of the Principal Investigators on the Twin Study (https://www.
The type of research investigation that perhaps was most directly relevant to the nature-nurture debate and that became quite popular during this time was the twin study.
But a twin study now finds that slower transport of oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta predicts slower fetal growth, as well as a smaller brain and liver.
2) in Appendix B, the fraction of the monozygote cohort that is concordant at age at the end of a given twin study, denoted by [C.
An Australian twin study of the genetic basis of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
The University of Nottingham's Professor John Armour and Dr Angus Davison, in collaboration with UCL's Professor Chris McManus, conducted a twin study examining the whole genome - which contains hereditary information - of nearly 4,000 subjects from the London Twin Research Unit to compare left and right handed participants.
Obesity, defined by either increased weight (kg) or BMI, is a powerful risk factor for development of knee OA (2), with one twin study finding, 9-13% increased risk for the onset of the disease with every kg increase in body weight (6).
Born together--reared apart; the landmark Minnesota twin study.
Environmental factors appear to play a larger role than hereditary factors in the development of autism, according to the California Autism Twin Study.
Data Source: A population-based twin study involving 54 monozygotic and 138 dizygotic twin pairs born in 1987-2004 in which at least one of the twins met the diagnostic criteria for autism or autism spectrum disorder.