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The Next Performance Enhancing Drug: Myostatin Inhibitors


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FDA may approve this for muscular dystrophy patients.

Its usefulness per athletics is obvious, it allows muscles to grow larger.

``I get angry about it,'' said Dr. Se-Jin Lee, the Johns Hopkins University scientist who discovered a protein being developed for diseases including muscular dystrophy. ``The scientific potential to make people's lives vastly improved is incredible. And all we talk about is whether some athlete can use it to hit a baseball farther.''

I agree with the doctor. Treating disease is far more important then the potential for abuse in sports.

But this is an example of how hard it will be to stop doping. As more and more techniques develop, the lines will continue to blur between what is good sports medicine and what is cheating. And it will be get even harder to test for the cheaters.

It ain't just anabolic steroids anymore, hun.

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I agree with the doctor. Treating disease is far more important then the potential for abuse in sports.

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But this is an example of how hard it will be to stop doping. As more and more techniques develop, the lines will continue to blur between what is good sports medicine and what is cheating. And it will be get even harder to test for the cheaters.

It ain't just anabolic steroids anymore, hun.

No and anabolic steroids look like Ugg's first wheel made out of stone compared to myostatin inhibitors and genetic engineering. And it's coming.

The thing about myostatin inhibitors is that they put the tendons at risk. Still no free lunch. It's a shame too because I was looking forward to these drugs.

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No and anabolic steroids look like Ugg's first wheel made out of stone compared to myostatin inhibitors and genetic engineering. And it's coming.

The thing about myostatin inhibitors is that they put the tendons at risk. Still no free lunch. It's a shame too because I was looking forward to these drugs.

Yes, myostatin is a good thing for your health. Inhibiting it should be done with extreme caution.

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