• Medicine
  • Published in Texas medicine 2002

Performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes.

@article{Gmez2002PerformanceenhancingSI,
  title={Performance-enhancing substances in adolescent athletes.},
  author={Jorge E. G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Texas medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          41-6
        }
}
Use of performance-enhancing substances is widespread among adolescents. Anabolic steroids, creatine, and androstenedione are currently among the most used ergogenic substances. In the past 10 years, the amount of data regarding these substances from well-designed clinical trials has increased dramatically. Anabolic steroids remain difficult to study because of their known harmful side effects. The vast amount of data on creatine and exercise performance does not support the dramatic claims of… CONTINUE READING