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Mechanisms of twinning: VII. Effect of diet and heredity on the human twinning rate



Mechanisms of twinning: VII. Effect of diet and heredity on the human twinning rate



Journal of Reproductive Medicine 51(5): 405-410



OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible biochemical effect of diet and heredity on the rates of monozygotic and dizygotic twinning.STUDY DESIGN: In that insulin-like growth factor (IGF) has been found to be elevated in cows selected for their demonstrated increased twinning rate, the effect of agents that influence the level of IGF in women was examined. This was correlated with their prior history of singleton versus twin birthing.

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