Archives for April2018

SARMs Control Act Would Strengthen DEA’s Power to Enforce Against SARMs in Dietary Supplements

New legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate would give the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) increased power to enforce against selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs. SARMs are synthetic drugs designed to mimic the effects of testosterone and are unapproved for use in dietary supplements but are sometimes found in products such as sports supplements targeting bodybuilders.… Continue Reading...

SOCIAL MEDIA AND BODY IMAGE

As social media continues to play a central role in the lives of adolescent girls and young women, its influence on body image and the perception of beauty continues to grow. Social media not only exposes young girls to certain beauty standards and cultural ideals of womanhood, but emerging research shows it may contribute to the development of eating disorders and body dysmorphia, in females as well as males.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young people

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To many adolescents and young adults, energy drinks have become essential for getting through the day. But they carry a serious risk of sudden death, a new study finds.

An international research team, led by Dr. Fabian Sanchis-Gomar of Madrid, Spain, has concluded that energy drinks are the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young, healthy individuals.… Continue Reading...

The new frontier of doping will modify athletes’ DNA

(CNN)In 2008, an Olympic year, Lee Sweeney’s phone was ringing nonstop.

For a busy physiologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, that may be expected, but the reason behind the calls wasn’t exactly run-of-the-mill.
The people on the other end of the line were athletes in search of a particular kind of fix: They wanted him to dope them — via their genes.… Continue Reading...

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION AND ATLANTA FALCONS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP TO INCLUDE STEROID EDUCATION IN YOUTH CLINICS  

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TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION AND NFL’s ATLANTA FALCONS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP TO INCLUDE STEROID EDUCATION IN YOUTH CLINICS  

McKinney, Texas (April 11, 2018) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today an extension through 2018 of its partnership with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons to bring awareness of the dangers of Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Substances to the team’s youth football clinics.… Continue Reading...

Supplement safety for teen athletes

 

Most dietary supplement products are marketed for adults 18 and older and typically carry a warning on the label against use by those under 18. Moreover, there has been little to no reliable research done on the use of dietary supplements—especially those marketed for bodybuilding and performance enhancement—by people under the age of 18.… Continue Reading...