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Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128206829

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports, Volume 25

1st Edition

Concepts, Methods, and Current Research

Editor: Stuart Raleigh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128206829
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

Section I
1. What is exercise and sports and how do they improve population health
2. Epigenetic processes- an Overview
3. Methods used to study exercise and sports epigenetics

Section II
4. Nutrients, metabolism and epigenetic change
5. Obesity epigenetics and exercise
6. Epigenetic change and different types of exercise
7. Epigenetic change, exercise and ageing
8. Epigenetics, exercise and the immune system
9. Epigenetics, Alzheimer’s disease and exercise

Section III
10. Sports genomics current status and limitations
11. Musculoskeletal injuries and epigenetics
12. Sports concussion and epigenetics
13. Epigenetics and doping in sports: the role of microRNA

Section IV
14. Future perspectives and concluding remarks


Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports: Concepts, Methods, and Current Research explains fundamental epigenetic processes and how these are altered by exercise and sports. After a brief review of fundamental epigenetic biology, this all-new volume in the Translational Epigenetics series offers step-by-step instruction in how epigenetic factors are investigated for their influence over exercise related traits of human physiology, disease, and injury. The current state of knowledge in the field and recent findings are discussed in-depth, illuminating how exercise and sports performance may epigenetically modify our physiology, disease and injury risks, and how this knowledge can be applied in personalized exercise approaches, diagnostics, and treatment. This book also explores the shortcomings of explaining exercise related phenomena using only genomics and traditional biochemical techniques, setting the scene for a paradigm shift in exercise biology. In addition, over a dozen international specialists contribute chapters on exercise and sports epigenetics, and their influence over metabolism, obesity, aging, immunity, and neurological disease, as well as the epigenetic impacts of concussions and sports doping. A concluding chapter discusses ongoing themes in the field and outlooks for future research.

Key Features

  • Thoroughly examines fundamental concepts in exercise and sports epigenetics, methods for new research, and known impacts for human physiology, disease, and clinical outcomes
  • Discusses exercise and sports epigenetics in relation to metabolism, obesity, aging, immunity, and neurological disease, concussion, and sports doping, among other topics
  • Includes preliminary information on exercise epigenetics and covid-19 infection
  • Features chapter contributions from international experts in the field


Human geneticists; human genomicists; translational researchers in genomic medicine, epigenetics, physiology, aging, biochemistry, sports medicine and exercise sciences, molecular biology; life science researchers; immunologists, oncologists; bioengineers; developmental biologists, physiologists


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About the Editor

Stuart Raleigh

Stuart M Raleigh, BSc, FIBMS, PhD is an Associate Professor in Exercise Biochemistry and Epigenetics at Coventry University. His research interests focus on epigenetics, genetics, and biochemical mechanisms of chronic disease. He has a special interest in identifying epigenetic factors that influence the risk of musculoskeletal soft tissue pathologies and he is also exploring the link between miRNA expression and various exercise related traits. Dr. Raleigh led the University of Northampton’s Centre for Physical Activity and Chronic Disease (PACD) from 2014-2018 and he has extensive international research collaborations. His teaching interests focus on Alzheimer’s disease and multifactorial genetics. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and Section Editor (Genetics theme) for the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Exercise Biochemistry and Epigenetics, Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, UK.