Chromosome - 2 SNP - rs41360247 Gene Name - ABCG8

Basic Information

Genotype Frequency
  • TT
  • CT
Allele Frequency
  • T
  • C

SNP Expression Description

How does this fit in to your daily life?

Individuals with this SNP are encouraged to consider a low fat diet, increase foods rich in plant sterols (whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds), stress management and maintaining consistent physical exercise. Individuals with this SNP are encouraged to avoid processed foods, high fat diets (pro-inflammatory foods, margarine), nicotine cessation and sedentary lifestyle.

Further research is being conducted on this SNP, please consult with your physician before taking any action. Even though current research indicates the possibility that current diseases are associated with this SNP, individuals with this SNP should be aware that this does not necessarily indicate that such diseases are present nor likely.

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General SNP Description

This SNP increases susceptibility to Gallstone disease 2.30 times for carriers of the C allele. This SNP is also associated with Coronary Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. This gene may contribute to sterol accumulation and atherosclerosis, and has also been observed in patients with sitosterolemia and altered cholesterol metabolism. This gene serves as a transporter that appears to play an indispensable role in the selective transport of the dietary cholesterol in and out of the enterocytes and in the selective sterol excretion by the liver into bile.
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