The Minor "A" allele is associated with:

  • Higher BMI, especially in children (Loos 2008).
  • Decreased HDL cholesterol (Kring 2009).
  • Decreased insulin sensitivity, which likely leads to a form of diabetes (Kring 2009).
  • Increased stomach fat (Kring 2009).
  • 0.44 BMI unit increase (SNPedia 2016) (AA).
  • 0.22 BMI unit increase (SNPedia 2016) (GA).

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Parent Gene: MC4R

Importance: 3
Less common allele: A = 24%
More common allele: G = 76%
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