Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power

W. K. Guion, R. G. McMurray, Barbara Ainsworth, J. Harrell

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Inter-class correlations and contingency table analysis were used to evaluate maximal aerobic power (V̇O2max) similarities within 21 biological families. A moderate correlation (r=0.64; P<0.05) existed among father and son pairs. A weaker relationship (r=0.24; P<0.05) was observed between parents and child or children while controlling for body fat. Contingency table revealed a higher than expected proportion of "high" V̇O2max rankings in children (67%; P<0.05). The results suggest that familial aggregation of V̇O2max was only modest and was highest for father- son pairs. The increased similarity between father and son suggest that the influence of the father via non-genetic factors plays a significant role in determining aerobic power in boys in this age group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalBiology of Sport
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Genetics
  • Maximal aerobic power

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  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Guion, W. K., McMurray, R. G., Ainsworth, B., & Harrell, J. (1997). Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power. Biology of Sport, 14(3), 185-192.

Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power. / Guion, W. K.; McMurray, R. G.; Ainsworth, Barbara; Harrell, J.

In: Biology of Sport, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1997, p. 185-192.

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Guion, WK, McMurray, RG, Ainsworth, B & Harrell, J 1997, 'Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power', Biology of Sport, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 185-192.
Guion WK, McMurray RG, Ainsworth B, Harrell J. Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power. Biology of Sport. 1997;14(3):185-192.
Guion, W. K. ; McMurray, R. G. ; Ainsworth, Barbara ; Harrell, J. / Familial patterns of maximal aerobic power. In: Biology of Sport. 1997 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 185-192.
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