The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) I/D gene polymorphism in Malaysian well trained athletes

The Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) I/D gene polymorphism in Malaysian well trained athletes. Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education, 2 (1). pp. 20-33. ISSN 2232-1926 (2014)


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the ACE I/D gene polymorphism on athletic status and physical performance of welltrained Malaysian athletes. The distribution of ACE I/D gene polymorphism among 180 well trained athletes was compared with 180 sedentary controls. 20 meter Yo-Yo intermittent recovery and leg strength tests were used to measure maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and leg strength value of athletes with different ACE I/D genotype, respectively. Chi-Square and one way ANOVA tests were used for data analysis. The II and DD genotype were more prevalent among the endurance athletes and the strength/ power athletes compared to the other groups, respectively (p=0.00). The VO2max was not significantly associated with ACE genotype in athlete (p=0.828). However, athletes with the DD genotype had recorded a greater result for leg strength (113.8 ± 36.2) than those with the II (96.2 ± 28.0) and the ID (112.2 ± 33.5) genotype (p=0.047). This study supports the notion that ACE I/D gene polymorphism might be a genetic factor associated with athletic status and strength performance among the Malaysian population. Future studies with more representation of endurance athletes might able to detect the association between I allele and endurance performance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ACE I/D gene polymorphism, Endurance, Strength/ Power, Athletic status, Physical performance, Peformance analyses, Physical activity
Taxonomy: By Subject > Sports Science & Recreation > Health & Fitness
By Subject > Sports Science & Recreation > Sports Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Sports Science & Recreation
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 00:33
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 00:33
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