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Performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11862891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Use of performance-enhancing substances is widespread among adolescents. Anabolic steroids, creatine, and androstenedione are currently among the most used ergogenic substances. In the past 10 years, the amount of data regarding these substances from well-designed clinical trials has increased dramatically. Anabolic steroids remain difficult to study because of their known harmful side effects. The vast amount of data on creatine and exercise performance does not support the dramatic claims of muscle building and power development by manufacturers. Androstenedione has been popularized by high-profile sports stars, but initial studies cast doubt about its performance-enhancing potential. The physician requires factual information about these substances to be able to counsel youth about their effects.
Jorge E Gomez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas medicine     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0040-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Med     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-26     Completed Date:  2002-04-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0051012     Medline TA:  Tex Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Sports Medicine & Fitness Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adjuvants, Immunologic / adverse effects,  pharmacology*
Anabolic Agents / adverse effects,  pharmacology*
Androstenedione / adverse effects,  pharmacology*
Creatine / adverse effects,  pharmacology*
Dehydroepiandrosterone / adverse effects,  pharmacology*
Doping in Sports*
Physical Endurance / drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Immunologic; 0/Anabolic Agents; 53-43-0/Dehydroepiandrosterone; 57-00-1/Creatine; 63-05-8/Androstenedione

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