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Sport supplements and young athletes: part 3 – Natural High

Vitamins

Our final article in this series focuses on vitamin, mineral and omega-3 supplements. VITAMINS AND MINERALS Young athletes’ needs for vitamins and minerals are greater than those of non-active children. Although the thought is often that supplements will enhance their health and performance through vitamin and mineral supplements, there is little scientific evidence to suggest […]

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Drug testing at schools

Performance Enhancing Substances

New revelations in the Sunday Times of 1st April 2012 regarding an increasing incidence of smoking, alcohol and drugs in South African schools as well as the 2-year ban imposed on 2 school boy rugby players following positive tests for steroids has once again highlighted the need for a better understanding of drug and steroid […]

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Dangers of Doping

Performance Enhancing Substances

Another week, another story about the use of performance enhancing substances ranging from steroids to supplements and everything in between. The statistics are frightening. Here’s just a sample: * In a survey conducted at 18 of South Africa’s top schools, 21 out of 130 pupils (approximately 1 in 6) tested positive for a variety of […]

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