Performance-enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise

Human Kinetics, 2002 - 373 Seiten
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Two well-known and highly respected authorities on performance-enhancing substance use in sport and exercise have assembled the contributions of leading experts in the field. The result is the most comprehensive, up-to-date text available on the use and abuse of performance-enhancing substances among athletes today.

This authoritative and heavily referenced book includes everything from anabolics and stimulants to gene transfer therapy and beyond. It presents the following:
·The history of doping in sport and exercise
·The latest clinical and scientific research and reference material available concerning the use and abuse of performance-enhancing substances among professional, Olympic-level, college, and high school athletes
·Important developments in the legal aspects of use in sport and exercise
·New information related to substance and drug testing
·The issues surrounding assessment of the efficacy of performance-enhancing substances
·Information on the new and emerging technologies—such as gene transfer therapy and new drug delivery systems—that have potential for abuse by athletes

No other text offers analyses of the ergogenic efficacy of nearly every substance currently used and abused by athletes today. It paints a complete picture of performance-enhancing substances and related issues. It gathers essential studies, data, and commentary not available elsewhere in one resource. Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercisefeatures 29 chapters covering dozens of substances, thousands of references, and chapters devoted to the history and future of performance-enhancing substances in sport and exercise, the determination of the efficacy of substances, drug testing, and legal issues

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Über den Autor (2002)

Michael Bahrke, PhD, joined Human Kinetics Publishers in 1994 and is an acquisitions editor in the scientific, technical, and medical division.

He was project director for an anabolic steroids research grant, one of the largest research projects ever funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). He has published many scientific papers on performance-enhancing substances and has made presentations on the topic at numerous scientific meetings, including the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting and the International Conference on the Abuse and Trafficking of Anabolic Steroids, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Bahrke earned a PhD in sport psychology in 1977 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the European College of Sport Science. He is currently working with Dr. Yesalis on a new book for Human Kinetics, The History of Doping in Sport.

Charles Yesalis, ScD, is known worldwide for his research and teaching related to the nonmedical use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. He is currently professor of health policy and administration and exercise and sport science at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Yesalis has authored and coauthored more than 70 journal articles and has also edited or coauthored three books concerning steroid usage. He is a frequent presenter at international conferences throughout North America and Europe. In addition, he has testified before the U.S. Congress and acted as a consultant for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Drug Enforcement Administration, NFL Players Association, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He earned a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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