Comparison of father-offspring and mother-offspring associations of cardiovascular risk factors: family linkage within the population-based HUNT Study, Norway

Kirsti L Vik, Pål Romundstad, David Carslake, George Davey Smith, Tom Il Nilsen

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Abstract

Cardiovascular risk factors are transmitted from parents to offspring; however, the relative contributions of fathers and mothers remain unclear. If maternal exposures during pregnancy influence offspring through the intrauterine environment, associations between mothers and offspring are expected to be stronger than between fathers and offspring. In this family linkage study we compared father-offspring and mother-offspring associations of several cardiovascular risk factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-771
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2013

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