The APOA2 gene codes for a protein that is thought to play a role in fat metabolism, insulin sensitivity and obesity. A variation in this gene has been associated with a larger response to saturated fat intake and obesity.


 

Global population distribution:

Source: 1000 Genome Project. Global averages for both sexes

APOA2: GG

7%

APOA2: GA

34%

APOA2: AA

59%

More about APOA2

THE APOA2 GENE

The APOA2 gene codes for apolipoprotein (apo-) A-II, which is a very abundant protein constituting the high density lipoprotein particles. The protein is found in blood plasma.

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