Sweden is apparently the place to be if you are a twin. This country boasts the world’s largest Twin Registry, following over 70,000 pairs of twins born before 1985, with ongoing new studies of younger twins starting when they reach the age of nine.
Right now, over 30 ongoing research projects based on the Twin Registry cover a wide range of topics like aging, dementia, allergy, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Researchers are also looking at the effects of gender differences on health and life situations.
And the Swedish Twin Registry was recently part of a groundbreaking study to determine whether the risk for hip fracture is increased in people who have cardiovascular disease. Continue reading