Risk factors for atherosclerosis in twins.

Abstract:

:We performed multivariate genetic analyses of cardiovascular risk factors from two sets of data on US and Australian female twins. Similar models for body mass index (BMI), serum low density (LDL) and high density (HDL) lipoproteins, including age as a covariate, were fitted successfully to both groups. These suggested that BMI, or genes responsible for a significant proportion of the variance of BMI, explained correlations between lipid subfractions, as well as those between blood pressure and lipid subfractions, especially HDL.

journal_name

Genet Epidemiol

journal_title

Genetic epidemiology

authors

Duffy DL,O'Connell DL,Heller RF,Martin NG

doi

10.1002/gepi.1370100638

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1993-01-01 00:00:00

pages

557-62

issue

6

eissn

0741-0395

issn

1098-2272

journal_volume

10

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