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Polymorphism of the IGF2 gene, birth weight and grip strength in adult men.

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BACKGROUND: Grip strength is a simple measure of skeletal muscle function but a powerful predictor of disability, morbidity and mortality. Recent evidence has shown that prenatal and infant growth influence grip strength in later life; this may reflect genetic influences on muscle size and function, although strong candidate genes have not been identified. IGF II has proliferative effects in adult muscle and is one of the major determinants of fetal growth; polymorphism in the IGF2 gene coul...

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10.1093/ageing/31.6.468

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Volume:
31
Issue:
6
Pages:
468-470
Publication date:
2002-11-01
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1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
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English
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125873
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2012-12-19

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