Dangerous Medicine: What to Know About Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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Androstenedione

Androstenedione is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, ovaries and testes. Drug manufacturers claim the hormone helps athletes compete harder and recover more quickly, but a number of scientific studies have rebuked these statements. Using Androstenedione as a performance-enhancing drug is illegal in the United States.

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