Variations in the VEGFA gene have been associated with endurance ability.


Global population distribution:

Source: 1000 Genome Project. Global averages for both sexes

VEGFA: CC

11%

VEGFA: GC

44%

VEGFA: GG

45%

More about VEGFA

The VEGFA gene influences levels of the VEGFA molecule in the blood. This molecule is involved in forming new blood vessels as an adaptation to training. These new blood vessels increase the blood supply to muscles, which can improve endurance.

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