Michael S. Bahrke
Dean R. Hinitz
Charles E. Yesalis
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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 Exercise" features 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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