Familial aggregation of VO(2max) response to exercise training: results from the HERITAGE Family Study.

@article{Bouchard1999FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of VO(2max) response to exercise training: results from the HERITAGE Family Study.},
  author={Clermont Bouchard and Ping An and Tom Rice and James S. Skinner and Jack H. Wilmore and Jacques Gagnon and Louis P{\'e}russe and Arthur S. Leon and D. Chandrasekhra Rao},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={1003-8}
}
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that individual differences in the response of maximal O(2) uptake (VO(2max)) to a standardized training program are characterized by familial aggregation. A total of 481 sedentary adult Caucasians from 98 two-generation families was exercise trained for 20 wk and was tested for VO(2max) on a cycle ergometer twice before and twice after the training program. The mean increase in VO(2max) reached approximately 400 ml/min, but there was… CONTINUE READING
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