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Genetic influences on muscle strength, lean body mass, and bone mineral density: a twin study.

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Lean body mass and muscle strength are both associated with bone mineral density (BMD), which is known to be under strong genetic control. In this classical twin study, we examine the size of the genetic component of both muscle strength and lean body mass and to what degree they account for the genetic component of BMD. In all, 706 postmenopausal women were examined; 227 pairs of monozygous (MZ) twins and 126 pairs of dizygous (DZ) twins. Grip strength was measured using a hand-help grip bul...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
12
Pages:
2076-2081
Publication date:
1997-12-01
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EISSN:
1523-4681
ISSN:
0884-0431
Language:
English
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pubs:127107
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uuid:1f100c90-2da6-44bd-8e13-4606ff08d0d8
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pubs:127107
Source identifiers:
127107
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2012-12-19

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