β2-Agonists and Physical Performance

@article{Pluim20112AgonistsAP,
  title={β2-Agonists and Physical Performance},
  author={B. Pluim and O. Hon and J. Staal and J. Limpens and H. Kuipers and S. Overbeek and A. Zwinderman and R. Scholten},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={39-57}
}
  • B. Pluim, O. Hon, +5 authors R. Scholten
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Inhaled β2-agonists are commonly used as bronchodilators in the treatment of asthma. Their use in athletes, however, is restricted by anti-doping regulations. Controversies remain as to whether healthy elite athletes who use bronchodilators may gain a competitive advantage.The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the effects of inhaled and systemic β2-agonists on physical performance in healthy, nonasthmatic subjects. To this end, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane… CONTINUE READING

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