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Publications [#251615] of Philip R. Costanzo

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  1. Costanzo, PR; Schiffman, SS (1989). Thinness--not obesity--has a genetic component.. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 13(1), 55-58. [2671834], [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/19)

    The body mass of adoptees was compared with the body mass of both biologic and adoptive parents using data from the Danish Adoption Register. Chi-square analyses revealed that biologic heritability is small and is confined to thin, not obese body mass. It is probable that the inheritance of thin body mass constitutes a mild protective factor that mitigates against development of obesity caused by environmental factors.

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