Some bio-medical mechanisms in athletic prowess.

  title={Some bio-medical mechanisms in athletic prowess.},
  author={Errol Morrison and Paul D Cooper},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  volume={55 3},
Variations in somato-genetic patterns in muscle-fibre biology, biochemical metabolic pathways and pulmonary physiology are hypothesized to have been concentrated by natural selection over the centuries in the Afrocentric peoples displaced from West Africa to the New World. These phenotypic and genotypic characteristics are attributed to provide the athletic prowess so well documented in African-Americans. Not the least of coincidence seems to be the influence of the compensatory mechanisms on… CONTINUE READING