Letters

Mortality among twins

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1330c (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1330
  1. D I W Phillips
  1. Clinical scientist Metabolic Programming Group, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR,—Kaare Christensen and colleagues' study of the lifetime mortality of the 24% of Danish twins whom they were able to trace is offered as a challenge to the validity of the fetal origins hypothesis.1 The authors assume that if growth retardation in fetal life were associated with cardiovascular disease then twins, who have a lower birth weight …

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