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Enough with the PED excuses

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

 
MARCH 9, 2019

We interrupt the serenity of Red Sox spring training to bring you a dose of PED reality, courtesy of Major League Baseball. It fired a fastball through Fort Myers, Fla., this past week and nailed knuckleballing reliever Steven Wright with an 80-game suspension.

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Unregulated Dietary Supplement Could Damage Your Heart

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New research suggests many “natural” weight loss and athletic supplements aren’t worth the risk, including higenamine, which is actually banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Ten years ago, Dr. Pieter Cohen noticed some of his patients were becoming ill because of the weight loss pills they were taking.

Cohen, an internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard University, had some of those supplements tested and found that some of the pills and powders contained substances his patients didn’t even know were in there.… Continue Reading...

Nats promote healthy decisions to youngsters at Nationals Park

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Aug. 22nd, 2018
 
WASHINGTON — The children at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon were supposed to gather in right field for a group photo at the end of the PLAY event, but many of them instead converged around Anthony Rendon, hugging and chatting with the Nationals third baseman.
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Hughes honored to help Hooton end PED use

CINCINNATI — A group that works to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in all sports, the Taylor Hooton Foundation actively recruits Major League Baseball players to help spread its message. The foundation announced this weekend that its advisory board of active players reached a record 38 players.

That includes Reds reliever Jared Hughes and outfielder Adam Duvall.… Continue Reading...

Vikings WR Cayleb Jones suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy

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The NFL has suspended Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones the first four games of the 2018 season for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy.

Jones will be able to practice during the offseason and play in all preseason games, but will serve the four-game suspension without pay.

 The 25-year-old wide receiver is the older brother of Bills receiver Zay Jones and son of longtime NFL linebacker Robert Jones.… 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...

Eight top athletes share their nutrition tricks for a high-performing new year

January is nothing if not full of diet advice. But when it comes to the life of an athlete, simply watching calories or losing weight doesn’t cut it. So we asked eight world class competitors to share the best advice they ever got about eating not just to stay in shape, but to perform at the top of their sport.… Continue Reading...

Harvard study: NFL should offer treatment for performance-enhancing drug users

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The National Football League should consider providing treatment to any player caught using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new Harvard University study.

The recommendation was one of several put forward by researchers from the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

“NFL football has a storied history and holds an important place in this country,” the authors wrote, while noting the NFL is the top-grossing pro sports league in the United States with 2017 revenues expected to reach $14 billion.… Continue Reading...

Special ops may try to develop ‘super soldiers’ with performance-enhancing drugs

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US Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from Defense News.

While special-operations forces already have access to specialized resources, like dietitians and physical therapists, SOCOM is looking to increase their ability to tolerate pain, recover from injuries, and remain physically able in challenging environments.… Continue Reading...

Ex-Boise State QB tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug

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Former Boise State quarterback Rathen Ricedorff tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug this spring, which led to his eventual departure from the football team, a source close to the program told the Idaho Statesman.

The school announced on April 18 that the junior quarterback was no longer with the team, 10 days after the end of spring practices.… Continue Reading...