2017 Body mass index GWAS results in the Biobank Japan project


These files were the results of GWAS for body mass index in the Biobank Japan project released via National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC).

Uploaded files:

File name Number of samples Number of variants
All_2017_BMI_BBJ_autosome.txt.gz 158,284 5,961,600
Male_2017_BMI_BBJ_autosome.txt.gz 85,894 5,961,600
Male_2017_BMI_BBJ_Xchromosome.txt.gz 85,894 147,353
Female_2017_BMI_BBJ_autosome.txt.gz 72,390 5,961,600
Female_2017_BMI_BBJ_Xchromosome.txt.gz 72,390 147,353


Number of column column description
1 SNP marker name
2 CHR chromosome
3 POS position (hg19)
4 REF reference allele
5 ALT alternative allele
6 Frq alternative allele frequency
7 Rsq imputation quality
8 BETA beta
9 SE standard error
10 P P-value

・ Alternative alleles were used as effect alleles.
・ Association analysis was performed using mach2qtl software (Li Y. et al, Genet. Epidemiol. 2010).


The biobank Japan project
National Bioscience Database Center Human Database
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences


If you use these date, please cite the following paper:
Akiyama et al. Genome-wide association study identifies 112 new loci for body mass index in the Japanese population.
Nat Genet (2017). doi:10.1038/ng.3951