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  • #31
    Originally posted by Barto
    Corti-steroids are legal if used as anti-inflamatories, but the direct injection of them into the bloodstream is NOT legal because they have anabolic effects.
    Corticosteroids are banned but not because they have any anabolic effects. They have no anabolic effects and are, in fact, catabolic. They break down tissue rather than build it up.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by rasb
      Former US Marathon great Dick Beardley was in town this weekend for the Marathon, and was a guest speaker at the seminars.
      He also visited several high schools in the area, and spoke to the students.
      His theme was how he went from a world class runner, to dealing with severe addictions to pain killers, and persevered and came out the other side. I didn't hear the talks directly, but indirect feedback is that they were excellent,
      and very well received by the students.
      We're talking a lot of apples and oranges here. Beardsley was addicted to narcotic pain medication. The injections athletes get are usually corticosteroids, and also usually contain local anaesthetics. All very different medications with very different effects.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by bambam
        Originally posted by rasb
        Former US Marathon great Dick Beardley was in town this weekend for the Marathon, and was a guest speaker at the seminars.
        He also visited several high schools in the area, and spoke to the students.
        His theme was how he went from a world class runner, to dealing with severe addictions to pain killers, and persevered and came out the other side. I didn't hear the talks directly, but indirect feedback is that they were excellent,
        and very well received by the students.
        We're talking a lot of apples and oranges here. Beardsley was addicted to narcotic pain medication. The injections athletes get are usually corticosteroids, and also usually contain local anaesthetics. All very different medications with very different effects.
        Yes, of course, that is correct. I only mentioned that Beardsley became addicted to pain killers as an adjunct to the thread. The various issues that he had to deal with, were not related to his Marathon career.
        Dick spent a lot of the last week delivering his message to 6 High School assemblies in Victoria, and apparently was very well received.
        Sort of like World Class Athlete to Drug Addict and back again....If anyone is able to link on to the Times Colonist of today, Jack Knox column, "Ex-marathoner reveals secrets of great journeys", it is a good read...

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        • #34
          Originally posted by bambam
          Originally posted by Barto
          Corti-steroids are legal if used as anti-inflamatories, but the direct injection of them into the bloodstream is NOT legal because they have anabolic effects.
          Corticosteroids are banned but not because they have any anabolic effects. They have no anabolic effects and are, in fact, catabolic. They break down tissue rather than build it up.
          I had already called Barto on this. He elected not to respond.

          Are corticosteroids indeed on the banned list? Wasn't Sanya treated with Prednisone after being diagnosed with Behcet's? Can't you inject joints with steroid-containing cocktail?
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Pego
            Originally posted by bambam
            Originally posted by Barto
            Corti-steroids are legal if used as anti-inflamatories, but the direct injection of them into the bloodstream is NOT legal because they have anabolic effects.
            Corticosteroids are banned but not because they have any anabolic effects. They have no anabolic effects and are, in fact, catabolic. They break down tissue rather than build it up.
            I had already called Barto on this. He elected not to respond.

            Are corticosteroids indeed on the banned list? Wasn't Sanya treated with Prednisone after being diagnosed with Behcet's? Can't you inject joints with steroid-containing cocktail?
            Corticosteroids are on the banned list but can be bypassed fairly easily with a TUE (therapeutic use exemption). I treat some of the PGA Tour players from time-to-time and we used them occasionally and I have to call the PGA Tour headquarters to let them know I am prescribing them for them, They may not be banned in all conditions, but I know I have to call every time I have used them.

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            • #36
              A big Italian soccer player just had his case dropped because he proved that a doctor had given him cortisone for a bee sting.

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              • #37
                WADA now looking into clearance of Cannavaro

                http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slug=g ... &type=lgns

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