Family resemblances in serum uric acid level

Frank M. Ahern, Ronald C. Johnson, Geoffrey C. Ashton

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There is substantial relation between individuals' serum uric acid level and their heights and weights. Even when the association of uric acid level with height/weight is partialed out, significant resemblances in uric acid level are found between biologically related persons (parents and offspring; siblings) but not between spouses. When the association of height/weight is partialed out, uric acid level does not have a significant association with measures of cognitive ability or with educational or occupational attainment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-307
Number of pages5
JournalBehavior Genetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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