Dietary supplements and medications in elite sport--polypharmacy or real need?

@article{Lazic2011DietarySA,
  title={Dietary supplements and medications in elite sport--polypharmacy or real need?},
  author={J Suzic Lazic and Nenad V Dikic and Nenad J Radivojevic and Sanja D Mazic and Dragana Radovanovi{\vc} and Nenad R. Mitrovi{\'c} and Miodrag D Lazi{\'c} and Slobodan Zivani{\'c} and Slavica Suzi{\'c}},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={260-7}
}
The aim of this study was to describe qualitatively and quantitatively dietary supplements (DS) and medication use in elite athletes. Athletes (n=912; age 23.9 ± 6 years; 72% male) reported medications and DSs taken within 3 days before doping control. We analyzed data collected from 2006 to 2008, identified and classified substances. Total of 74.6% athletes reported use of at least one substance, 61.2% took DS (3.17 per user) and 40.6% took medications. Among users, 21.2% reported the use of… CONTINUE READING

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