BACKGROUND: The early years in life are increasingly recognized as a critical period for the development of diet-related behavioral traits. However, discussions continue on the relative role of genes and the environment in determining dietary intake, particularly in young children for whom detailed dietary information is limited. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that diet in early childhood is primarily determined by the environment rather than by genes. A secondary aim was to cha...Expand abstract
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Dietary intake of young twins: nature or nurture?
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