Chapter 19. Genetics and Sports Participation

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Kyriacos I. Eleftheriou MBBS, MRCS(Ed) and
  2. Hugh E. Montgomery MBBS, MRCP, MD

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch19

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Eleftheriou, K. I. and Montgomery, H. E. (2009) Genetics and Sports Participation, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch19

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. UCL Centre for Health and Human Performance, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • role of genes in determining sports performance;
  • relationship between genes and risk of sports injuries;
  • gene therapy and genetic testing in elite sports;
  • identifying genetic factors of influence;
  • linkage analysis;
  • quantitative trait locus (QTL)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Role of genes in determining sports performance

  • Relationship between genes and the risk of sports injuries

  • Gene therapy and genetic testing in elite sports: what does the future hold?

  • Conclusions

  • References