Socioeconomic modifiers of genetic and environmental influences on body mass index in adult twins

Objective: Individual measures of socioeconomic status (SES) suppress genetic variance in body mass index (BMI). Our objective was to examine the influence of both individual-level (i.e., educational attainment, household income) and macrolevel (i.e., neighborhood socioeconomic advantage) SES indicators on genetic contributions to BMI. Method: The study used education level data from 4,162 monozygotic (MZ) and 1,900 dizygotic […]