Mechanism:

  • The T (minor) allele= Lower levels of FADS1 protein [R].

  • The C (major) allele= Normal levels of FADS1 protein [R].

The T (minor) allele is associated with:

  • Decreased levels of omega-6 poly-unsaturated fats and Arachidonic acid [R]. This may lead to decreased risk of heart disease [R].

The C (major) allele is associated with:

  • Increased levels of omega-6 poly-unsaturated fats and Arachidonic acid [R]. This may lead to increased risk of heart disease [R].

rs174568

Parent Gene: FADS1

Importance: 2
Less common allele: T = 30%
More common allele: C = 70%
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