FTO polymorphisms in oceanic populations

  title={FTO polymorphisms in oceanic populations},
  author={Jun Ohashi and Izumi Naka and Ryosuke Kimura and Kazumi Natsuhara and Taro Yamauchi and Takuro Furusawa and Minato Nakazawa and Yuji Ataka and Jintana Patarapotikul and Pornlada Nuchnoi and Katsushi Tokunaga and Takafumi Ishida and Tsukasa Inaoka and Yasuhiro Matsumura and Ryutaro Ohtsuka},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
AbstractIt has been suggested that Neel's “thrifty genotype” model may account for high body weights in some Oceanic populations, which presumably arose in modern times. In European populations, common variants (rs1421085-C, rs17817449-G, and rs9939609-A) in the fat mass and obesity (FTO associated) were recently found to be associated with body mass index (BMI) or obesity. In this study, we investigated the population frequencies of these variants in six Oceanic populations (Melanesians… CONTINUE READING
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