Physical activity and dietary intake in BMI discordant identical twins

Stieneke Doornweerd, Richard G. IJzerman, Lotte van der Eijk, Judith E. Neter, Jenny van Dongen, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Eco J. de Geus

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Objective: Despite the latest discovery of obesity-associated genes, the rapid rise in global obesity suggests a major role for environmental factors. This study investigated the influence of environmental factors on physical activity and dietary intake independent of genetic effects. Methods: Sixteen female monozygotic twins aged 48.8 ± 9.8 years (range 37-70) with a mean BMI discordance of 3.96 ± 2.1 kg/m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1355
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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