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Association of Ringside Physicians Takes a Strong Stand on TUEs for TRT

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Should testosterone supplementation for a diagnosis of primary or secondary hypogonadism be allowed in boxing/MMA?...

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ARP Board Member Dr. Nick Rizzo Discusses TRT/TUEs/PEDs with NHB’s Eddie Goldman

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Article by: Eddie Goldman  Original article @ http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-15T08_03_00-08_00 On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Dr. Nicholas Rizzo. Dr. Rizzo is a board-certified internist, a former wrestler and wrestling coach, a ringside physician for professional boxing and MMA events, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Ringside Physicians. On January 27, 2014, the Association of Ringside Physicians issued a statement which said “the Association of Ringside Physicians supports the general elimination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy.” We spoke with Dr, Rizzo by phone Wednesday about this issue. Here is the body of that statement: “The ARP Releases a Consensus Statement on Therapeutic Use Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Professional Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. “The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to...

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USA Today on TRT doubling the risk of heart attacks

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Original Article at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/29/testosterone-heart-risks/4967795/   Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows. The report, which involved 56,000 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk from testosterone therapy, whose popularity has ballooned in recent years. The study was published Wednesday in PLOS One. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota not involved in the new study, describes the heart risks posed by testosterone therapy as substantial. “That’s equivalent to smoking one or two packs of cigarettes a day, or having sky-high cholesterol,” Lopez-Jimenez says. Authors of the study, led by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles and others, say doctors should discuss these...

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VADA Pres Discusses TRT, PED testing with Fight Network’s John Pollock

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John Pollock runs through the major news items of the past week – Nevada’s vote to ban TRT exemptions and the questions coming out of that ruling, heavyweight bout added to UFC 173, Bellator announces pay-per-view plans, Mac Danzig retires and more**Dr. Margaret Goodman, president of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association returns to the show to chat the fallout of Nevada’s ruling, the reaction from other commissions, what steps still need to be taken, CIR testing, specific cases involving fighters that were granted TUEs and lots more **Bleacher Report lead writer Jonathan Snowden shares his thoughts on the TRT vote and remembers the late Billy Robinson, who passed away earlier in the weekSubscribe to The MMA Report with John Pollock on iTunes Catch The MMA Report with John Pollock every Friday night at 11pm EST on TSN 1050 Toronto and Fridays at 10pm...

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Possible New Breakthrough in hGH Detection

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A research breakthrough using the insulin-like growth factor IGF-1 as a biomarker could produce a better test for human growth hormone, anti-doping experts said Wednesday. Research appearing in the latest issue of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry showed measuring IGF-1 could increase the detection of HGH doping by greatly enhancing the precision of laboratories. The measurement uses a chemistry technique known as liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and builds upon existing tests for HGH. Researchers from five laboratories in three nations led by US Anti-Doping Agency physician Larry Bowers and funded by the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) began working in 2011 on more precise test methods for HGH. “Not only are these research results groundbreaking but the selfless work and cooperation of the members of this working group, with the PCC’s support, demonstrates the power of collaborative research,”...

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