Age-dependent nongenetic influences of birth weight and adult body fat on insulin sensitivity in twins

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  • Rikke Nygaard Monrad
  • Louise Groth Grunnet
  • Eva Lind Rasmussen
  • Charlotte Malis
  • Allan Vaag
  • Pernille Poulsen
We hypothesized a nongenetic influence of birth weight (BW) and twin and zygosity status on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry determined adult total and regional body composition and a quantitative equal, although independent, importance of adult body composition and BW for insulin sensitivity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)2394-9
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Adipose Tissue, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aging, Birth Weight, Body Composition, Bone Density, Case-Control Studies, Female, Humans, Insulin Resistance, Male, Middle Aged, Registries, Twins, Young Adult

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