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Finasteride-Banned Substance of You Are Professional Athletes??

spectrader

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Came across this article purely by coincidence. I had no idea that finasteride is a steroid masking agent....I assume the impact is minimal. Your thoughts.


http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/vancouver/2009-10-12-zach-lund-regains-edge_N.htm

snippet: "...It could be a reminder of 2006, when the U.S. skeleton racer was escorted out of the Torino Olympic Village hours before the opening ceremony, after he lost the final ruling in his doping case over a substance in his hair-restoration medication...he was ranked No. 1 in the World Cup standings when he was notified in December that he had tested positive for finasteride (an ingredient in Propecia) at the first World Cup race. The drug, which was considered a steroid masking agent, had been added to the banned list Jan. 1, 2005..."
 
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Sparky

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Yeah I knew about this because Wayne Rooney wanted to take it but wasnt allowed lol.
 
Prohairclinic

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In Belgium finasteride has been taken of the nono list earlier this year. Not sure if this is limited to Belgium or if other countries have followed.

Bart
 
T.C

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Its also legal for U.K sports people to take now as the world ban has been lifted.I read wayne rooney has started taking it recently so see if his hair changes in future.
 
Bigmac

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T.C wrote:
Its also legal for U.K sports people to take now as the world ban has been lifted.I read wayne rooney has started taking it recently so see if his hair changes in future.
T.C is correct,it was banned here but not now.

bm.
 
Nervousnelly

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Yah--I was poised to break several world records in numerous sports at the olympics but I didn't compete due to finasteride.:whatever:

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