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The Murcia Twin Registry: A Population-Based Registry of Adult Multiples in Spain

  • Juan R. Ordoñana (a1) (a2), Irene Rebollo-Mesa (a3), Eduvigis Carrillo (a1) (a2), Lucía Colodro-Conde (a1) (a2), Francisco J. García-Palomo (a4), Francisca González-Javier (a1) (a2), Juan F. Sánchez-Romera (a1) (a2), José M. Aznar Oviedo (a5), Marian M. de Pancorbo (a5) and Francisco Pérez-Riquelme (a1) (a6)...

Abstract

The Murcia Twin Registry (MTR) was created in 2006, under the auspices of the University of Murcia and the regional Health Authority, aiming to develop a research resource in Spain intended to stimulate current research and new investigation on the analysis of genetic factors related to health and health-related behaviors. The MTR development strategy was designed as a step-by-step process. Initially, it was focused on women's health but nowadays it includes males and opposite-sex twins. The database comprises 2,281 participants born between 1940 and 1966 in the region of Murcia, in Spain. There have been three waves of data collection and today the MTR databases include questionnaire and anthropometric data as well as biological samples. The current main areas of research interest are health and health-related behaviors, including lifestyle, health promotion, and quality of life. Future short-term development points to the completion of the biobank and continuing the collection of longitudinal data.

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address for correspondence: Juan R. Ordoñana, Department of Human Anatomy and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Murcia, 30100 – Murcia (Spain). Email: ordonana@um.es

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The Murcia Twin Registry: A Population-Based Registry of Adult Multiples in Spain

  • Juan R. Ordoñana (a1) (a2), Irene Rebollo-Mesa (a3), Eduvigis Carrillo (a1) (a2), Lucía Colodro-Conde (a1) (a2), Francisco J. García-Palomo (a4), Francisca González-Javier (a1) (a2), Juan F. Sánchez-Romera (a1) (a2), José M. Aznar Oviedo (a5), Marian M. de Pancorbo (a5) and Francisco Pérez-Riquelme (a1) (a6)...

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