Ergogenic Aids: Counseling the Athlete

  title={Ergogenic Aids: Counseling the Athlete},
  author={Dale M. Ahrendt},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={63 5},
Numerous ergogenic aids that claim to enhance sports performance are used by amateur and professional athletes. Approximately 50 percent of the general population have reported taking some form of dietary supplements, while 76 to 100 percent of athletes in some sports are reported to use them. Physicians can evaluate these products by examining four factors (method of action, available research, adverse effects, legality) that will help them counsel patients. Common ergogenic aids include… CONTINUE READING


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