Association Between the ACE I/D Gene Polymorphism and Comparison of 3000 m Running Performance With and Without Equipment During the Basic Military Training


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Cerit M., Erdogan M., Oral O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, vol.8, pp.879-886, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.879-886

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to reveal the relationship between the ACE I/D gene polymorphism in response to 3000 m running performance (both equipped and equipment free), and the compatibility of considering the ACE gene variables as a criterion in the selection of operational duties.
Methods: The study group consisted of 103 none lite Turkish army recruits. All subjects were measured for 3000 m running performance both equipped and equipment free. Homogenous working conditions were established by providing the same type of feeding, resting, and loading parameters for the subjects in the boot camp. ACE gene polymorphisms were examined by PCR method.
Results: According to the results of our study, while the best performance between full equipment running performance and equipment free running performance was observed in the subject with DD, ID and II genotypes respectively. We observed that individuals with ACE DD genotype seems to be more advantageous than the ID and II genotypes in response to the fully equipped and equipment free 3000 m running performance (P < 0.05
Conclusion: The findings in this study may be utilized for further assessments in evaluating the operational planning with regard to personnel allocation to specific tasks requiring certain level of metabolic and physical characteristics.