|(A;A)||adult waist 1.8cm larger on average|
|(A;G)||adult waist 0.9cm larger on average|
A study of 14,000 Indian Asian or Caucasian adults indicates that rs12970134(A) alleles are associated with obesity. The average increase in waist circumference is 0.9cm BMI units per risk allele. [PMID 18454146] see also 
|Condition||Waist circumference and related phenotypes|
|95% CI||0.59-1.17) cm increas|
|Trait||Body mass index|
|Title||Genome-wide association yields new sequence variants at seven loci that associate with measures of obesity|
|Odds Ratio||4.38 [3.16-5.60] % SD|
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|Trait||Type 2 diabetes|
|Title||Genome-wide trans-ancestry meta-analysis provides insight into the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes susceptibility.|
|Odds Ratio||1.08 [1.03-1.12]|
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