This SNP is in a linkage block in the FTO gene with rs1121980; see rs1121980 for the association of this block with early onset obesity since it showed the strongest association.[PMID 18159244]
[PMID 20650268] Effects of common FTO gene variants associated with BMI on dietary intake and physical activity in Korean
[PMID 18379722] Variations in the FTO gene are associated with severe obesity in the Japanese.
[PMID 18487448] Common variation in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene confers risk of obesity and modulates BMI in the Chinese population.
[PMID 18599522] FTO variants are associated with obesity in the Chinese and Malay populations in Singapore.
[PMID 20017965] Identifying association under a previous linkage peak on chromosome 16 for body mass index using cross-sectional and longitudinal data of the Framingham Heart Study.
[PMID 20442772] Common SNPs in FTO gene are associated with obesity related anthropometric traits in an island population from the eastern Adriatic coast of Croatia.