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

Epigenetics of Exercise and Sports, Volume 24

1st Edition

Concepts, Methods, and Current Research

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Editor: Stuart Raleigh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128206829
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 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, Volume 24: Concepts, Methods, and Current Research  explains fundamental epigenetic processes and how they 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 on how epigenetic factors are investigated for their influence over exercise related traits of human physiology, disease and injury. The current state of knowledge and recent findings are discussed in detail, illuminating how exercise and sports performance may epigenetically modify our physiology, disease and injury risks.

The 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, reporting their expertise on metabolism, obesity, aging, immunity and neurological disease.

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,  neurological diseases, concussion, sports doping, and many other topics
  • 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