Popular Ergogenic Drugs and Supplements in Young Athletes

  title={Popular Ergogenic Drugs and Supplements in Young Athletes},
  author={R. Calfee and P. Fadale},
  pages={e577 - e589}
  • R. Calfee, P. Fadale
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Ergogenic drugs are substances that are used to enhance athletic performance. These drugs include illicit substances as well as compounds that are marketed as nutritional supplements. Many such drugs have been used widely by professional and elite athletes for several decades. However, in recent years, research indicates that younger athletes are increasingly experimenting with these drugs to improve both appearance and athletic abilities. Ergogenic drugs that are commonly used by youths today… CONTINUE READING
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