High-dose inhaled salbutamol has no acute effects on aerobic capacity or oxygen uptake kinetics in healthy trained men.

@article{Elers2012HighdoseIS,
  title={High-dose inhaled salbutamol has no acute effects on aerobic capacity or oxygen uptake kinetics in healthy trained men.},
  author={Jimmi Elers and Jacob M{\o}rkeberg and Th. Jansen and Bo Belhage and Vibeke Backer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          232-9
        }
}
The prevalence of asthma is higher among elite athletes than in the general population. This has resulted in the frequent use of anti-asthmatic medication such as beta2-agonists among asthmatic athletes. Beta2-agonists are on the prohibited list of WADA. The use of the beta2-agonist salbutamol is only permitted in therapeutic inhaled doses. Most studies have reported the lack of ergogenic effects of therapeutic doses of inhaled beta2-agonists measured in maximal oxygen uptake. No previous… CONTINUE READING
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