Genetic contributions to the association between height and intelligence: Evidence from Dutch twin data from childhood to middle age.

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Abstract

A positive association between intelligence (IQ) and height has been reported previously. It is generally assumed that this association reflects the effect of childhood environment on IQ, but there is still little research supporting directly this hypothesis. We studied the association between height and IQ in 209 Dutch twin pairs at the ages of 5, 7, 10 and 12 years, 208 twin pairs at 16 and 18 years of age and 567 twin pairs and their siblings in adulthood. The heritability of height was high in all cohorts and across all ages (a
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-595
JournalGenes, Brain and Behavior
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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