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Genetic and environmental influences on eating behaviors in 2.5- and 9-year-old children: a longitudinal twin study

Lise Dubois12*, Maikol Diasparra1, Brigitte Bédard1, Jaakko Kaprio345, Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson6, Richard Tremblay78, Michel Boivin9 and Daniel Pérusse10

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, 1 Stewart St., Ottawa, ON, Canada

2 Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada

3 Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 41, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland

4 National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, P.O. Box 30, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland

5 Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM), University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 20, Tukholmankatu 8, Helsinki, Finland

6 Nutrition Sciences Program, University of Ottawa, 25 University Private, Ottawa, ON, Canada

7 Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), Université de Montréal, 3050 Édouard-Montpetit St., Montréal, QC, Canada

8 School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

9 École de psychologie, Université Laval, 2325 rue des Bibliothèques, Québec, QC, Canada

10 Département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, QC, Canada

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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013, 10:134  doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-134

Published: 7 December 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Results of the univariate model-fitting for selected appetite-related behaviors (including fit statistics).

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Results of the univariate model-fitting for selected food acceptance traits (including fit statistics).

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Additional file 3: Table S3:

Results of the univariate model-fitting for selected meal-pattern-related behaviors (including fit statistics).

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Additional file 4: Table S4:

Results of the sex-limited model-fitting for Refuses to eat at age 2.5 (including fit statistics).

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Additional file 5: Table S5:

Comparison of selected bivariate ACE models for appetite-related behaviors between 2.5 and 9 years.

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Additional file 6: Table S6:

Comparison of selected bivariate ACE models for meal-pattern-related behaviors between 2.5 and 9 years.

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