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In last years, there has been a multitude of studies on doping, such as in recreational and in amateur sport. The extent of this phenomenon was clarified for special populations (like e.g. bodybuilders) and for special substances (mostly for anabolic steroids). Doping is present in sportsmen and women; the reasons why may be many and various. The a...
Use of performance-enhancing drugs concern not only elite Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletes but also amateur athletes, who are making increasing use of substances and/or methods. Furthermore, a new frontier reached by the doping is the use of genes. World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA), expressly prohibited the participation in competitive sports...
A partire dagli ultimi decenni dello scorso millennio si è evidenziato un crescente interesse, a livello mondiale, per il tema della salute. La promozione della salute, che interessa la collettività, di fatto, passa per una buona alimentazione e uno stile di vita adeguato volto al raggiungimento del “benessere”. Una dieta adeguata e varia assicura,...
Intensity training, talent, and an adequate diet represent the crucial factors for the success of athletes. Unfortunately, athletes prefer intaking substances to quicker and easier increase their performance compared to traditional training. For this reason there has been a significant spread of enhancing substances drugs and dietary supplements (D...
Aim: Doping affects the sport. Its explosive spread has triggered the response of sports' and government's institutions. The aims of this study were to know the spread of doping in Italy, what were the most used substances and/or method and in which sports it was more common. Moreover, what instruments were used to contrast it. Methods: We have ana...
The intentional activation of autonomic dysreflexia (AD, also called "boosting"), a practice sometimes used by athletes affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), is banned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Although various studies have addressed doping and AD as separate issues, studies evaluating AD as a doping method are lacking. The a...
The desire to increase their own physical performances in order to obtain better results in sports led athletes to seek alternative methods to train hard. In the time, the results obtained in genetics have been used in the field of sport, creating anew form of doping: "gene doping". The athletes may be able to use gene therapy to re-engineer their...