The True Dangers Of Doping

Catalyst: Doping To Win – The health effects of doping and performance enhancers in sport

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The world’s obsession with sports is fuelling a “dangerous drug culture.” With billions of dollars being spent on sponsorships, spectator tickets and athlete purchases across the world, the pressure is on for sportspeople to perform nearly superhuman feats, so it is not surprising that some of them consider taking performance-enhancing drugs to live up to their fans’ expectations. But do these drugs really work? Furthermore, in light of recent doping scandals such as fall from grace of Lance Armstrong, how dangerous are the health effects? Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates.

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