Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Online ISSN : 1880-3873
Print ISSN : 1340-3478
ISSN-L : 1340-3478
No Association found between the Ala54Thr Polymorphism of FABP2 Gene and Obesity and Obesity with Dyslipidemia in Japanese Schoolchildren
Kazue EndoHisako YanagiChiaki HiranoYoshika HayakawaHideo HamaguchiShigeo Tomura
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2001 年 8 巻 3 号 p. 80-83

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To investigate whether the Ala54Thr polymorphism of the fatty acid binding protein 2 gene is associated with obesity and obesity with dyslipidemia in Japanese schoolchildren, we analyzed 370 children with morbid obesity and 463 control children of normal weight. The allele frequencies did not differ significantly between the control group and the morbidly obese group. The odds ratio (95% confidence interval CI) in obesity of the The54 allele was 1.0 (0.9-1.3). There were no significant differences in obesity index and metabolic characteristics between the two groups. The odds ratio (95% CI) in dyslipidemia of the Thr54 allele was 1.1 (0.8-1.4) in the morbidly obese group. Our data suggested that Ala54Thr polymorphism of the FABP2 gene is not a major contributing factor for obesity and obesity with dyslipidemia in Japanese children. J Atheroscler Thromb, 2001 ; 8 : 80-83.

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