Athletic Ergogenic Aids

Adam Bernstein, Jordan Safirstein, Jeffrey E. Rosen

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Abstract

Claims championing exotic substances that produce healing or ergogenic powers have been around for centuries. The competitive, peer-pressured environment enveloping today's athletes and adolescences makes these groups particularly susceptible to the uproar surrounding the current ergogenic aid market. Presently, it seems that rumor and anecdotal information overwhelms the available scientific data. While there is evidence that some touted ergogenic aids do indeed enhance performance, there are many unanswered questions about product safety, efficacy, and long-term consequences. A working knowledge of specific ergogenic aids is essential for the treating physician in order to best advise patients and athletes as to the possible benefits and risks of any substance they may be using.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume61
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Bernstein, A., Safirstein, J., & Rosen, J. E. (2003). Athletic Ergogenic Aids. Bulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases, 61(3-4), 164-171.
Bernstein, Adam ; Safirstein, Jordan ; Rosen, Jeffrey E. / Athletic Ergogenic Aids. In: Bulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases. 2003 ; Vol. 61, No. 3-4. pp. 164-171.
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