Supplements and drugs used to enhance athletic performance.

  title={Supplements and drugs used to enhance athletic performance.},
  author={J. Congeni and S. Miller},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={49 2},
  • J. Congeni, S. Miller
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric clinics of North America
  • The temptation of using drugs and supplements as shortcuts to improving athletic performance or even to enhance appearance is very seductive to adolescents. This age group is often characterized by a desire for quick results and a lack of concern for future consequences. Preventing the use of drugs to enhance athletic performance is difficult even when we have good medical and scientific evidence to prove a dangerous risk-benefit ratio, such as with AASs. The use of "nutritional supplements" is… CONTINUE READING
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