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Vol. 44. Issue 162.
Pages 86-97 (April - June 2009)
Vol. 44. Issue 162.
Pages 86-97 (April - June 2009)
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Genetics and sports
Josep Sàncheza, Óscar Campuzanob, Anna Iglesiasb, Ramon Brugadab
a Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i l'Esport Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull. Barcelona. España.
b Centre de Genètica Cardiovascular. Facultat de Medicina. Universitat de Girona. Girona. España.
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There have been great scientific and technical advances in biomedicine in the last few years, particularly after the description of the human genome. These improvements have gradually been applied in diverse fields that have gone beyond the study of the disease to enter the study of health. The latter includes research in the field of physical and sports activity. Genetics therefore provides the scientific knowledge that helps us to optimise the performance of high level sportsmen/women, to reap the benefits of carrying out physical exercise and/or to perform a safe sports practice by evaluating the risk of a hereditary disease associated to sudden death in sportsmen/women.
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