Metabolic clues regarding the enhanced performance of elite endurance athletes from orchiectomy-induced hormonal changes.

Abstract

This article examines the metabolic performance of an elite cyclist, Lance Armstrong, before and after his diagnosis with testicular cancer. Although a champion cyclist in 1-day events prior to his diagnosis of testicular cancer at age 25, he was not a contender in multi-day endurance cycle races such as the 3-week Tour de France. His genetic makeup and… (More)

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