July 24, 2018
Press Release

Genesis Healthcare releases GeneLife SPORTS Rakuten Eagles Limited Edition

TOKYO, July 24, 2018 -- Genesis Healthcare Co., Japan's pioneer genetic testing and research company, today announced the release of GeneLife SPORTS Rakuten Eagles Limited Edition.

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This Rakuten Eagles kit will be available from July 24, 2018 from the Rakuten Eagles Team Shop, the Rakuten Eagles Goods Shop S-PAL Sendai, the Rakuten Eagles Goods Shop Sendai Station East, the Rakuten Eagles Online Shop (https://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/rakuteneagles/), and the GeneLife Store Rakuten Ichiba (https://www.rakuten.co.jp/genelife/).

The total of first 100 kits that will be available at the Rakuten Eagles Team Shop, the Rakuten Eagles Goods Shop S-PAL Sendai, and the Rakuten Eagles Goods Shop Sendai Station East will be in a package with one of the Rakuten player’s signature. Among the fans purchasing the kit from the Rakuten Eagles Online Shop between July 24 and 31, 2018, one person will win a ball with the signature of Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees’ pitcher and another person will win a Coca-Cola Box Seat (capacity 6) for one of the upcoming games at Rakuten Eagles’ home stadium, Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi.

Comments from Rakuten Eagles players.
Kazuya Fujita: “I became more conscious not only about my training but also my lifestyle habits. I will make good use of this result for my lifestyle from now on”.
Manabu Mima: “Now I’m more aware of which part of my body needs to be stronger. I was really surprised that genetic testing does not take time and effort”.

Muscles are mainly composed of muscle fibers, and roughly divided into two types, "fast twitch" and "slow twitch". The proportion of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers is different from person to person, it depends on the type of gene. In the sports genetic test kit, we examine the types of this gene.

The fast twitch muscle fiber is a muscle that can contract quickly. Because it can emit energy instantaneously, it helps sports that require quick movement. In the other hand, slow twitch muscle fiber is a slowly contracting muscle. Since it can emit energy in long term, it helps everyday life such as maintaining posture and walking, as well as sports that require endurance.

It is been known that "α actinin 3 protein", existing only in the fast muscle and genetically synthesized in the proportion of fast and slow muscle, is important for sport activities.

Whether "α actinin 3 protein" existing only in fast twitch muscles fiber is synthesized or not depends on the type of "ACTN 3 gene". If the gene is RR type, α actinin 3 protein is synthesized mostly also known as explosive type; if the gene is XX type, "α actinin 3 protein" is not synthesized also known as enduring type; if the gene is RX type, it will be balance type in between RR and XX types.

By analyzing "ACTN 3 gene" in this kit, you can understand your muscle type.

Please note that information you learn from GeneLife is not designed to independently diagnose, prevent, or treat any condition or disease or to ascertain the state of your health in the absence of medical and clinical information.

Genesis Healthcare Co.
Press inquiries: Yoshito Funabashi, Public Relations
press@genesis-healthcare.jp