Tag Archives: Anabolic steroid

Dopers Gain Long-Term Advantage


Dopers Gain Long-Term Advantage

In many sports, athletes caught doping are slapped with suspensions, presumably to both penalize them and allow time for the effects of the drugs to wear off. However, new research suggests that these athletes could still be benefitting from past use of performance-e nhancing drugs long after they have been allowed to return to competition. Some of the physiological changes triggered by anabolic steroid use appear to persist for decades, giving those who have used such drugs a long-term, perhaps even lifelong, advantage over their competitors. More… Discuss

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SCIENTISTS WEIGH IN ON STEROIDS CONTROVERSY


Scientists Weigh in on Steroids Controversy

A new study on mice shows that brief exposure to testosterone helps them rebuild muscle later in life, suggesting that athletes who “juice” maintain an unnatural advantage even years after they stop and that the penalty for steroid use in professional athletics should therefore be a lifetime ban. It has long been believed that the benefits of steroid use disappear once their use is discontinued, but this study seems to contradict that, as do recent studies on humans. More… Discuss