TITLE

Some prescription drugs may be a stumbling block to the exercise performance of elite athletes

PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Drugs & Therapy Perspectives;Apr2009, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that certain prescription drugs have unclear benefits in athletes. It discusses the drugs most commonly used by elite athletes, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antibacterialss, as well as their adverse effects, which include hindering athletic body-building and opposing muscle injury healing. Elite athletes reportedly use up twice as many prescription drugs as the general public.
ACCESSION #
38708741

 

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