Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting

@article{Healy2014EndocrinePI,
  title={Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting},
  author={M. Healy and James Gibney and Claire Pentecost and M J Wheeler and Peter H Sőnksen},
  journal={Clinical Endocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={81}
}
To measure a profile of hormones in a group of elite athletes. Increasing awareness of the widespread use of hormones as performance‐enhancing agents focusses attention on what may be considered as normal in this unusual group. 

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