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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.


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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