Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Are We Killing Our Sports Gene?

Are we losing a generation of athletes by overprescribing ADHD drugs? In an excerpt from his new book The Sports Gene, David Epstein writes on new studies about the genes that make us move—and their evolutionary purpose. 


Even now, at fifty-one, Herschel Walker is one of the most impressive athletes in the world. It’s been three decades since he won the Heisman Trophy as a running back at Georgia, and 15 years since he retired from the NFL. He has trained in ballet, taekwondo (he’s a fifth-degree black belt), and, in 1992, was an Olympic bobsled pusher. Never one to rest on his muscled laurels, Walker is currently 2-0 as a professional mixed martial artist.

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