Archives for October2013

Steroids are used by high school students in Waterloo

It’s been three years since a steroid scandal at the University of Waterloo shone a bright light on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Canadian university sports.

In total, nine of the school’s football players tested positive for, or admitted to using, steroids.

One player, Nathan Zettler, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to jail time, while the school suspended its entire football program for one seaso

Waterloo athletics director Bob Copeland recalls his “gut-wrenching” reaction when he realized how prevalent the drugs were among his athletes.
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Dietary supplement use can be a “gateway” to steroid use

A report released to CTV News shows that steroids are being used by high school students in Waterloo Region.

But while only six of the 700 students surveyed admitted to steroid use, approximately 250 said they’re using some form of health supplement.

Nearly 10 per cent of students surveyed responded that they’re using three or more such supplements.… Continue Reading...

Steroid Use ‘Out of Control’ in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Illegal steroids are flowing into central Ohio creating a marketplace where they are easy to find and relatively cheap to buy.

Despite posted policies against steroid use, the drug is common at some local gyms, said several current and former users.

Those users now agree that the problem is “out of control” in the Columbus area.… Continue Reading...

GSP: ‘I’m the One in the Cage, I Don’t Want to Fight a Guy on Steroids’

VADA, WADA, VADA, WADA…We feel your pain GSP

Johny Hendricks may have the power to shock the world, but when it comes to keeping his word, Georges St-Pierre is not impressed.

The UFC welterweight champ came to a verbal agreement with Hendricks that both would sign up for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association [VADA] and undergo random testing for performance-enhancing drugs before their November 16 title bout.… Continue Reading...

No more steroids for horses

Johannesburg – The use of anabolic steroids in horseracing will be banned from December, the National Horseracing Authority said in a statement on Monday.

The decision falls in line with the recent position taken by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

The new rule (73.4) would be introduced on December 1, with the ban taking effect from June 1, 2014.… Continue Reading...

Should steroid users be banned for life?

ANTI-DOPING chiefs are facing fresh calls to ban drug cheats for life after new research suggested that even brief use of anabolic steroids could have long-lasting or even permanent performance-enhancing effects.

The study, by scientists at the University of Oslo and set to be published today in The Journal of Physiology, found that mice treated with steroids reacquired muscle months later far more easily than untreated mice.… Continue Reading...

Should You Need a Prescription for Supplements?

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has reintroduced a bill that would give the FDA control to approve supplements for the marketplace and remove them at their own discretion.

Should supplements be taken off the over-the-counter market and be available by prescription-only?  That was the topic of debate on this week’s A Healthy You & Carol Alt.
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Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently ‘remembered’ by muscles

Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently 'remembered' by muscles

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Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting, possibly permanent, performance-enhancing effects, shows a study published today [28 October] inThe Journal of Physiology.

Previously, re-acquisition of muscle mass – with or without steroid use – after periods of inactivity has been attributed to motor learning.Continue Reading...

Player: Even Kids know Rafael Nadal is on Steroids

Daniel Köllerer (30) for Swiss daily Blich stated even children are aware that Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is using steroids.

“He was not playing tennis for seven months, then shows up and wins on 10 out of 13 tournaments.

The Austrian based player stated that even his supposed injury was related to using steroids.… Continue Reading...

UK soldiers dying from steroids

They call it “Op Massive”: hitting the gym for hours at a time, lifting huge weights and sometimes combining several types of legal, and often contraband, muscle-building supplements, regardless of the dangers to their health.

This month UK soldiers withdrew from the last of their Helmand province patrol bases, in which at night the clang of weights and throbbing music from makeshift army gyms would clash with the call to prayer from nearby mosques.… Continue Reading...