|(G;G)||2.5||1.5x~2.7x more likely to live to 100.|
|(G;T)||2||One copy of a longevity gene. Slightly increased lifespan.|
|(T;T)||2.5||Less likely to live to 100.|
The odds ratio for rs2802292(G;G) vs (T;T) carriers was 2.75 (p = 0.00009; adjusted p = 0.00135). It is not known yet if this correlation is specific to Japanese males.[PMID 18765803]
- (T) shorter lifespan
- (G) longer lifespan
Quoted from the geneticfuture article: "No-one should consider this association to be definitive until it's been replicated in independent cohorts. Secondly, the effects of this variant are likely to differ between groups. According to the HapMap database the frequency of the "die early" (T) version of the variant varies substantially between populations: it's around 76% in Japanese, slightly more common (81%) in Chinese, less common (58%) in Europeans, and quite rare (17%) in West Africans. Given that the Japanese have the highest life expectancy of any of these populations, this is a counter-intuitive result, which reinforces the fact that there are many genes and other factors influencing variation in longevity."
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