Gene Polymorphisms and Athletic Performance

  • Ileana TerruzziEmail author


Researchers have long worked to identify and describe the morphologic, anthropometric, physiologic, and functional characteristics of athletes who have reached high levels in various sports. But year after year, athletic records are broken and the limits of human performance are continuously redefined.


Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Elite Athlete Polymorphic Variant Athletic Performance Training Stimulus 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Metabolic and Cardiovascular SciencesIstituto Scientifico San RaffaeleMilanItaly

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