Athlete gene linked to falls27th October 2010
Scientists from Aberdeen University have suggested that genetic screening could identify elderly women more likely to have a fall.
Researchers believe the gene ACTN3, which has been linked to muscle strength and power in elite athletes, is associated with falling. The findings comes after a study of more than 4,000 elderly women which suggested those with variant ACTN3 genes were 33% more likely to fall, although they did acknowledged that other factors were also involved and the gene variant alone is not enough to cause elderly women to fall.
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Title: Athlete gene linked to falls
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16521
Date Added: 27th Oct 2010