Hoot’s Corner

Berrios ‘proud’ to join fight against PEDs

SEATTLE — When the Taylor Hooton Foundation approached José Berríos about a role with its Advisory Board, the Twins’ starting pitcher eagerly asked when he could start and how he could help.

Berrios is one of 42 active Major Leaguers taking on the role for the organization, which advocates against performance-enhancing drug use by American youth.… Continue Reading...

Taillon tabbed as Pirates’ Hooton Foundation rep

SAN DIEGO — Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is the team’s representative on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that advocates against youth using appearance- and performance-enhancing substances.

Taillon is a natural fit, given his all-natural upbringing. He said his mom, Christie, was a role model for healthy living.… Continue Reading...

Kershaw eager to help Taylor Hooton Foundation

CINCINNATI — Clayton Kershaw has made positive contributions off the field throughout his 10-year Major League career. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander’s latest endeavor is to serve on the advisory board for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance and performance-enhancing substances by youth.

“It’s always great to do something to impact kids in sports,” Kershaw said.… Continue Reading...

NFL Rumors: Patrick Peterson Reportedly Suspended 6 Games for Positive PED Test

NFC cornerback Patrick Peterson in action during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly be without one of their best players and defensive leaders for a significant portion of the 2019 season.

On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported cornerback Patrick Peterson was suspended for violating the NFL‘s performance-enhancing drug policy. Schefter noted the eight-time Pro Bowler dropped his appeal and will be suspended for six games.… Continue Reading...

Owings, Gordon proud to fight against PEDs

Royals duo raising awareness with Taylor Hooton Foundation

ANAHEIM — For 15 years, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has been educating young athletes about the dangers of anabolic steroid usage. Royals utility man Chris Owings is proud to be a part of their mission.

“I think it’s just about raising awareness,” said Owings, who became a THF board member while he was with the D-backs in 2017.… Continue Reading...

Another Energy Drink Death: Travis Jones

On Friday may 11th 2018 I got a phone call at about 7:45am that changed my life forever.

My 21 year old son had died. No health conditions… never sick with more than a cold…official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to monster energy drinks…he didn’t drink that many..maybe one or two a day..… Continue Reading...

Supplement Risk and NSF Certified for Sport®

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Many athletes believe they need dietary supplements to perform at their best, but this trust in supplements is undeserved. Dietary supplements are regulated in a post-market fashion, which means that no regulatory body approves the accuracy of the label or the safety of the contents before they are sold to consumers.… Continue Reading...

Mom fitted with pacemaker at age 32 says she used to drink 6 energy drinks per day

A mother of three is speaking out about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinksafter she began suffering from blackouts and was fitted with a pacemaker at age 32. Samantha Sharpe, of Leicester, U.K., said at her worst she was consuming up to six cans a day of the sugary caffeinated beverages.… Continue Reading...

Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases

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Background

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed stimulants worldwide and is generally considered to be safe or even beneficial for health. However, increased risk of myocardial infarction and hypertension has been suggested for individuals who carry a functional variant at cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), which makes them less effective at metabolizing caffeine.

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Another Tragedy Resulting from Energy Drinks

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Dakota is OK now, but I just wanted to warn parents about energy drinks.

Dakota (age 15) had a Bang today for the first time. His dad and I were in St. Joe, and Dakota called us saying that he didn’t feel right. He was dizzy, shaky, sweaty, had trouble walking, and felt like his heart was beating really hard.… Continue Reading...