Passing down temptation to the next generation

We find that the elasticity between mothers’ and children’s BMI has
increased since the 1970s, suggesting that shared genetic-environmental
factors have become more important in determining obesity.

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Interesting. The full paper is available at the NBER website.

I am not sure how one can interpret this result?

I can't see the whole paper - but from the Abstract it looks asif they may be trying to do biology using multiple regression analysis instead of scientific control (such as stratified analysis - specifically, they need sampling methods aimed the creation of homogenous comparison groups, controlled for relevant confounders).

MR (if that's what they did) is a method ill-suited to the task, and could explain the lack of comprehensible conclusions...

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