Hoot’s Corner

Russian Aukhadov stripped of 2012 Olympic silver medal

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Russia’s Apti Aukhadov was stripped of men’s weightlifting silver medal he won in the 85kg category at the London 2012 Olympics after he tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of samples.

The development was made known by the International Olympic Committee.

The IOC said on Tuesday that Aukhadov’s sample came back positive for steroids turinabol and drostanolone.… Continue Reading...

‘Steroid use common in Kuwait’


Captain Ahmad Ashkanani won the silver medal at the international bodybuilding competition Mr Olympia held in September in the US, and is bursting with pride. This professional men’s bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend is organized annually by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB).
The 31-year-old Kuwaiti is satisfied with his accomplishment.… Continue Reading...

Mixing supplements and medications

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Dietary supplements and medications (prescription or over-the-counter) can be a risky combination. That’s because many dietary supplement ingredients, especially herbs and botanicals, can interact with drugs (such as ones to treat blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety) or even other dietary supplements.

Interactions between drugs and supplements can result in either an increase or decrease in the effectiveness of your medications.

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Norwegian Ski Star Tests Positive for Steroids

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COPENHAGEN – Norwegian ski world champion and three time Olympic medalist Therese Johaug tested positive for steroids, the Norwegian Ski Federation announced Thursday.

Johaug tested positive last month for the anabolic steroid clostebol while training in Italy.

According to the NSF, the steroid came from a cream prescribed to her by Doctor Fredrik S.… Continue Reading...

Rugby player handed a 4-year sentence for doping

Lee Mapals

Lee Mapals

Hunslet Hawks winger Lee Mapals has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for the use of anabolic steroids, the Rugby Football League has announced.

The 31-year-old, who was in his second spell with the Kingstone Press League 1 club, tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone and metabolites of the steroid oxymetholone following an out-of-competition test on June 16.… Continue Reading...

Since 2005, number hospitalized for steroids has doubled

Rising numbers of people are being hospitalised in Ireland for taking anabolic steroids.

The country’s medicine watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), has warned of the dangers of the prescription drugs. New figures from the HSE show the increasing health toll of the drugs. Anabolic steroids are male sexual hormones, and include testosterone, which builds muscle tissue.… Continue Reading...

Significant use of ‘steroids’ among Kuwaiti males: study

Dr Elham Al-Hamdan, President and Medical Director of FSRI

Dr Elham Al-Hamdan, President and Medical Director of FSRI

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A recently published local study examining the use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid (AAS) amongst gym users in Kuwait found there to be significant use of AAS amongst Kuwaiti male gym-goers. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Men’s Health, was carried out by a research team at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) and funded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).… Continue Reading...

Abuse of Anabolic Steroids May Impair Insulin Resistance For Years After Discontinuation

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Jon Rasmussen, MD, PhD fellow
Department of Internal Medicine
Herlev Hospital, Denmark

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: Abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids has become highly prevalent among young men involved in recreational strength training. A recent meta-analysis estimated that approximately 18% of young men involved recreational strength training abuse anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Are supplements safe?

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Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are sometimes erroneously perceived as inherently healthy. And because of the way many supplements are advertised, it’s easy to overlook that improper administration can lead to adverse outcomes.

The classification of a supplement is defined in the United States Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) as a vitamin, mineral, herb or botanical, amino acid, and any concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract of these substances.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to fund own use and maintain social status

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Many bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to help fund their own use of performance and image enhancing drugs and maintain their social status in the weightlifting community, a new academic study has found.

Researchers at Birmingham City University analysed more than 60 criminal cases and interviewed dozens of people involved in the purchase and sale of performance enhancers in the Netherlands and Belgium, to identify the different types of people drawn to selling the drugs.… Continue Reading...