The APOA5 gene codes for a lipoprotein that is important in triglyceride metabolism. A variant in the APOA5 gene is linked to higher triglyceride levels and also an increased risk of heart disease.[ref]
Check your genetic data for rs662799 (23andMe v4, v5; AncestryDNA):
- A/A: typical
- A/G: increased triglyceride levels, 16% increase in triglyceride levels[ref]
- G/G: increased triglyceride levels[ref][ref][ref], 32% increase in triglyceride levels[ref]
Members: Your genotype for rs662799 is —.
Learn more about how your genes affect triglycerides and the steps that you can take to mitigate the impact.
*SNP stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, which is when one of the nucleotide bases (the A, C, G, or Ts) is replaced by a different nucleotide base in a gene.
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