Genetic and environmental influences on infant growth: prospective analysis of the Gemini twin birth cohort

Laura Johnson, Clare H Llewellyn, Cornelia H M van Jaarsveld, Tim J Cole, Jane Wardle

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Abstract

Infancy is a critical period during which rapid growth potentially programs future disease risk. Identifying the modifiable determinants of growth is therefore important. To capture the complexity of infant growth, we modeled growth trajectories from birth to six months in order to compare the genetic and environmental influences on growth trajectory parameters with single time-point measures at birth, three and six months of age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e19918
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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