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Dr. Oz refers to THF for Performance Enhancing Substance Information

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Beware Performance-Enhancing Substances

One of the most remarkable things about the great golfer Bobby Jones was that he never played golf as a professional. He was a lawyer by trade and won all of his 13 major championships as an amateur.

Now, nobody today is expected to walk out from behind an office desk and qualify for the U.S.… Continue Reading...

Supplements: If you have an adverse event, report it

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“Adverse events” are unfavorable or unusual reactions/effects/illnesses that can occur with the use of some dietary supplements, just as they can with over-the-counter and prescription medications. Examples of adverse events include anxiety, headaches, increased blood pressure, vision problems, and stroke. Such adverse events may be due to one supplement taken alone or to combinations of supplements or to interactions between drugs and supplements.… Continue Reading...

Is DMAA coming back?

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DMAA has been illegal for use as an ingredient in dietary supplements for more than 3 years. It still is, but just when you think it would be disappearing from the market, it seems to be on a slight rise again. Our online search of available dietary supplements with DMAA turned up 11 products we had never encountered before, in addition to 34 products still on the list since before DMAA became illegal.… Continue Reading...

2 14-year old girl weightlifters test positive for steroids!

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Egypt faces the possibility of being banned from weightlifting for up to two years by the sport’s governing body after five teenagers, including two girls aged 14, tested positive for steroids — a charge the head of the country’s weightlifting federation has rejected as “a conspiracy”.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) confirmed that the five, and two 20-year-olds, tested positive at the African Youth and Junior Championships in Cairo last December.… Continue Reading...

What are anabolic steroids and how do they affect men?

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IF YOU’VE SPENT at least 10 minutes in a hardcore gym or ever skimmed the headlines of the local sports page, you’re probably aware that anabolic steroids have a reputation for giving athletes a (completely jacked) leg up over their peers. 

But how much of an advantage do anabolic steroids really offer?… Continue Reading...

Bills WR Walt Powell Suspended 4 Games for Failed PED Test

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walt Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season Thursday for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website confirmed the news.

Powell, 25, made 14 receptions for 142 yards in 2016. He has been with the Bills since midway through the 2015 season.… Continue Reading...

Muscle dysmorphia: How idealized masculinity became the new eating disorder

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The mirrors bolted to the walls of Sydney’s bodybuilding gyms are crowded with impossibly muscled men. It’s a smorgasbord of peak health and physical perfection.

But Joey Sheather can pick them. The men who have bulked-up too fast, whose passion for fitness has tipped over into obsession. The ones who will never be satisfied no matter how hard they shred or how much body fat they lose.… Continue Reading...

Doctor Accused of Prescribing Performance Enhancing Drugs to Nike Oregon Project Runners

 

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Doping allegations are nothing new for the Nike-sponsored Oregon Project. The most recent development: The U.S Anti-Doping Agency has served Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Brown, a Texas-based endocrinologist, an official notice of rules violations for allegedly prescribing thyroid hormone to some Oregon Project runners.

The New York Times reported on the story yesterday.
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Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

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Testosterone booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which affects muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. There is insufficient evidence to support the claims for the many “natural ingredients” on the market. These ingredients include Tribulus terrestris, Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali or Longjack), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), fenugreek, Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), D-aspartic acid, Bulbine natalensis, Saw palmetto, Epimedium grandiflorum (horny goat weed), diindolylmethane (DIM), maca, and a wide range of botanical extracts, plant steroids, and flavones.… Continue Reading...

Why wrestlers die so young

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This month, wrestlers Chyna and Balls Mahoney both died before the age of 50. They are hardly the first wrestlers to die young.

Last year, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died suddenly at 61 of a heart attack, the WWE addressed the trend, blaming the departed wrestlers’ lifestyles: “Unfortunately, some past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring.”
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