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Athletes' injuries are written in genetics. Here's how to reduce the risks. ~ Prof Antonio Giordano

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

"Athletes' injuries are written in genetics. Here's how to reduce the risks," ~ Professor Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.

This work, published in the international scientific journal "Journal of Cellular Physiology", is the product of a collaboration between the "Sbarro Health Research Organization", a team of Italian scientists, and the medical staff of the Napoli football club.

"In several professional football players”, adds Professor Giordano, who is an internationally recognized expert in the field of genetics, regulation of the cancer cell cycle, and gene therapy, “we conducted a diagnostic and preventive test on the development of various pathologies such as muscle injuries, tendon problems, or other muscle areas stressed during physical stress. We provided evidence that the occurrence of injuries is indicated by anomalies observed in some genes."

"The risk of injuries in athletes can be partially reduced”, says the Neapolitan doctor, “through specifically prepared and preventive nutritional programs and specific training for each individual player. The customization of dietary habits and training methods can limit injuries."

Professor Giordano, who often travels to Sicily for work, met with Professor Giovanni Li Volti in the offices of Catania SSD to present a collaboration project with the Rossazzurra company. Catania S.S.D. commonly known as Catania, is a Series D Italian football club based in Catania, Sicily.

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