Heritability and stability of resting blood pressure in Australian twins

J.J. Hottenga, J.B. Whitfield, J.C.N. de Geus, D.I. Boomsma, N.G. Martin

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Abstract

In Australian twins participating in three different studies (1979-1996), the contribution of genetic and environmental influences to variation in resting systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was studied. The sample consisted of 368 monozygotic and 335 dizygotic twin pairs with measurements for both individuals. Blood pressure measurements in two studies were available for 115 complete twin pairs, and 49 twin pairs had measurements in three studies. This allowed assessment of blood pressure tracking over an average period of 12 years in the age range of 23 to 45 years. Multivariate analyses showed significant heritability (h
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
JournalTwin Research and Human Genetics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Heritability and stability of resting blood pressure in Australian twins. / Hottenga, J.J.; Whitfield, J.B.; de Geus, J.C.N.; Boomsma, D.I.; Martin, N.G.

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