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Table 2 Genotype and allele distribution of controls and athletes separated by code (RL and RU) and into positional subgroups for RU, presented as genotype/allele counts followed by percentage in parentheses

From: Fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene influences skeletal muscle phenotypes in non-resistance trained males and elite rugby playing position

Genotype/allele All athletes RL athletes RU athletes Controls Forwards Backs Front 5 Back row Half backs Back 3 and centres
FTO
 AA 80 (15.1) 12 (13.6) 69 (15.3) 90 (16.1) 48 (18.5) 21 (11.0) 30 (17.0) 18 (21.7) 13 (17.8) 8 (6.8)*
 AT 280 (52.7) 49 (55.7) 235 (52.3) 266 (47.6) 133 (51.4) 102 (54.7) 94 (53.4) 39 (47.0) 34 (46.6) 68 (57.6)
 TT 170 (32.2) 27 (30.7) 146 (32.4) 203 (36.3) 78 (30.1) 68 (34.3) 52 (29.6) 26 (31.3) 26 (35.6) 42 (35.6)
 Total 530 88 450 559 259 191 176 83 73 118
 A allele 440 (41.5) 73 (41.5) 375 (41.4) 446 (39.9) 229 (44.2) 144 (37.7) 154 (43.7) 75 (45.2) 60 (41.1) 84 (35.6)
 T allele 620 (58.5) 103 (58.5) 527 (58.6) 672 (60.1) 289 (55.8) 238 (62.3) 198 (56.3) 91 (54.8) 86 (58.9) 152 (64.4)
  1. Eight athletes competed in both elite RL and RU and were included in both groups that were analysed separately. *Different from controls (P < 0.04). Different from forwards (P = 0.03)