Does the sex of one's co-twin affect height and BMI in adulthood? A study of dizygotic adult twins from 31 cohorts

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Bogl L. H. , Jelenkovic A., Vuoksimaa E., Ahrenfeldt L., Pietilainen K. H. , Stazi M. A. , ...Daha Fazla

BIOLOGY OF SEX DIFFERENCES, cilt.8, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The comparison of traits in twins from opposite-sex (OS) and same-sex (SS) dizygotic twin pairs is considered a proxy measure of prenatal hormone exposure. To examine possible prenatal hormonal influences on anthropometric traits, we compared mean height, body mass index (BMI), and the prevalence of being overweight or obese between men and women from OS and SS dizygotic twin pairs.