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Jabrill Peppers Tests Positive For Dilute Sample At Draft Combine

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Jabrill Peppers, his draft stock already in question, may have further clouded his NFL future.

The former Michigan linebacker/safety tested positive for a dilute sample at last month’s scouting combine, according to Adam Schefter.

NFL notified teams that Michigan’s Jabril Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the combine, league sources tell ESPN.

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Performance enhancing drugs: a quiet epidemic

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Dick Butkus, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears, lives in Malibu, Calif., where he raises money to fight steroid abuse in high schools.

For weeks news of Allonzo Trier’s run-in with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) dominated the collegiate sports headlines and occupied commentators around the country.

From college basketball to the Tour de France, PEDs pop up no matter what sport you follow.  … Continue Reading...

Supplements may cost people more than money

A 2015 research study found that 60 to 70 percent of active-duty members and 44 to 53 percent of Department of Defense civilians use at least one dietary supplement per week. The study also found that people who used one to two supplements per week were 1.5 times more likely to report abnormal heartbeats. People using three to four supplements were three times more likely to report abnormal heartbeats. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Amber Carter)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Would you take dietary supplements to run faster, build larger muscles and trim your waistline? Would the cost be worth that price?

Two Army soldiers formerly assigned in Europe learned the price they paid was not worth it. Both have been hospitalized with liver failure after using a German-made supplement purchased online, said Lt.… Continue Reading...

Jets CB Nick Marshall Suspended 4 Games for Violating NFL PED Policy

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New York Jets cornerback Nick Marshall has been suspended for the first four games of next season after violating the NFL‘s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

An NFL spokesperson announced Marshall’s suspension, per the Jets’ official website.

After playing quarterback at the University of Auburn, Marshall signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2015.… Continue Reading...

Redskins’ Trent Murphy suspended four games for violating NFL’s PED policy

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The Redskins‘ first four opponents are unknown at this point, but even without that important piece of information, their opening four-game stretch just got a little bit tougher.

That’s because the NFL suspended linebacker Trent Murphy for four games Friday after he violated the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Murphy’s suspension was first reported a month ago by Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post; that report indicated Murphy was appealing the suspension.… Continue Reading...

Maria Sharapova Had To Google The Drug She Was Taking

See, Maria Sharapova is not that different from you. (Well, except maybe for a few things such as her over $285 million in tennis earnings.) The tennis star recently said that she didn’t know what meldonium was until testing positive in January 2016 at the Australian Open for the recently banned substance.… Continue Reading...

Urgent recall issued of weight-loss drug containing a banned substance

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Labri’s Body Health Atomic was recalled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Thursday because the weight-loss drug contains a banned substance.

The e-mail announcing the recall contained the alert “URGENT” so rare, it’s not even used for E. Coli outbreaks.

Labri’s Body Health Atomic, a product of Envy Me and sold nationwide via the Internet, contains Sibutramine.… Continue Reading...

Spiralling anabolic steroid use leaves UK facing health timebomb

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Britain is experiencing an epidemic of anabolic steroid use among image-obsessed young men, according to experts, who warn the country faces a health timebomb from a problem which is significantly underrepresented in official statistics.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that just under 60,000 people a year take the drugs, which mimic the effects of testosterone and boost muscle growth.… Continue Reading...

Joakim Noah: 20-Game PED Suspension

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Now that Joakim Noah has been cleared by doctors to play, he can officially begin not playing.

The Knicks center’s 20-game suspension for taking a banned substance starts Wednesday, the NBA said.

Noah, 32, has not played since Feb. 4 due to a knee injury. The NBA said when it announced the ban that it would begin with the “first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and physically able to play.”

The suspension will include the first 12 games of next season.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks: cause 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...