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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2004 Oct;32(4):148-54.

Gene powered? Where to go from heritability (h2) in muscle strength and power?

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Department of Sport and Movement Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. gaston.beunen@faber.kuleuven.be

Abstract

The importance of genetic and environmental factors in muscular strength and power variation has been reported in the last two decades. However, there is a paucity of data on gender- and age-specific estimates of heritabilities. Linkage and association studies that aim to identify genes and gene variants for muscular strength are only emerging.

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15604933
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