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Research Article

Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Weight, Height, and BMI from Birth to 19 Years of Age: An International Study of Over 12,000 Twin Pairs

  • Lise Dubois mail,

    lise.dubois@uottawa.ca

    Affiliations: Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kirsten Ohm Kyvik,

    Affiliations: Institute of Regional Health Services Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, Odense Patient Data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

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  • Manon Girard,

    Affiliation: Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda,

    Affiliation: Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Daniel Pérusse,

    Affiliation: Faculté des Arts et des Sciences, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Jacob Hjelmborg,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

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  • Axel Skytthe,

    Affiliation: Odense Patient Data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

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  • Finn Rasmussen,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Margaret J. Wright,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Paul Lichtenstein,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Nicholas G. Martin

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Published: February 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030153

About the Authors

Lise Dubois, Manon Girard, Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda
Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Lise Dubois
Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kirsten Ohm Kyvik
Institute of Regional Health Services Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Axel Skytthe
Odense Patient Data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Daniel Pérusse
Faculté des Arts et des Sciences, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jacob Hjelmborg
Department of Biostatistics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Finn Rasmussen
Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Margaret J. Wright, Nicholas G. Martin
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Paul Lichtenstein
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: lise.dubois@uottawa.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LD KOK DP JH AS FR MJW PL NGM. Performed the experiments: KOK DP JH AS FR MJW PL NGM. Analyzed the data: MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KOK DP JH AS FR MJW PL NGM. Wrote the paper: FTT.