Height, Weight Are Genetically Linked : Study
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Wed 12th September 2018 | 11:24 PM
A new study has revealed genetic link between being tall and slim.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :A new study has revealed genetic link between being tall and slim.
Researchers at the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne found the genes that result in greater height correlate strongly with the genes that produce a reduced body mass index (BMI), said the study, published in the journal Nature Genetics.
Researcher Matthew Robinson said that their findings gave a genetic basis to the stereotype of Scandinavians as being tall and lean. He said that on average, only 24 per cent of the genetic variation in height and eight per cent of the genetic variation in BMI could be explained by regional differences.
Robinson said genetic variation between countries could explain national differences in height, but environmental factors were the main determinant of a population's BMI. He said that this suggested that differences in diet, for example, were more important than genetics in creating differences in BMI among nations.