The Minor "A" allele is associated with:

  • Higher BMI and increased risk of obesity in children with Chinese ancestry [R]

  • Decreased effect of high birth weight in adult BMI.

  • Possible increased risk of type 2 Diabetes [R].

The Major "G" allele is associated with:

  • Lower BMI [R].

This SNP is associated with (unknown which alleles):

  • Slight association with Alzheimer’s disease [R].

rs6499640

Parent Gene: FTO

Importance: 3
Less common allele: A = 48%
More common allele: G = 52%
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Risk Allele: A, A

Disease/Trait: Body Weight

The A allele of rs6499640 is reported to be associated with Body Weight (R) . Your genotype was not identified for this SNP so we are unable to comment on your association with Weight.

Disease/Trait: Body Mass Index

The A allele of rs6499640 is reported to be associated with Body Mass Index (R) . Your genotype was not identified for this SNP so we are unable to comment on your association with Body mass index.