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Unformatted text preview: o Animal genetics About 22 strains of genetically obese mice 6 strains of obese rats All have • Higher food intake • Lower resting metabolic rate • In humans the intake differences are not necessarily apparent • Less activity • Become diabetic • Many endocrine abnormalities • Sluggish sympathetic nervous function o Family Studies Correlations • Parent-child o 0 parents overweight 0.3 chance overweight o 1 parent overweight 0.6 chance overweight o 2 parents overweight 0.8 chance of overweight • Grandparent-child • Sibling-sibling • Twins o Monozygotic 0.82 correlation in body weight (same environment) 0.7 corr in body weight (diff environment) o dizygotic (low correlation) o...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '05