Athletes can be sitting ducks for quacks. Many are willing to try almost anything that is sold with promises of producing a winning edge or improved appearance, so long as they perceive it to be safe. Store shelves and the internet are abound with heavily advertised ergogenic aids, each striving to appeal to performance-conscious people: protein powders, amino acid supplements, caffeine pills, steroid replacers, muscle builders, vitamins and more. Some people spend huge sums of money on these products, often heeding advice from a trusted coach or mentor.

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Nutrition: Concepts and Controvers...

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Frances Sizer + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305627994
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Nutrition: Concepts and Controvers...

14th Edition
Frances Sizer + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305627994

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Chapter 10, Problem 18SC
Summary Introduction

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Athletes can be sitting ducks for quacks. Many are willing to try almost anything that is sold with promises of producing a winning edge or improved appearance, so long as they perceive it to be safe. Store shelves and the internet are abound with heavily advertised ergogenic aids, each striving to appeal to performance-conscious people: protein powders, amino acid supplements, caffeine pills, steroid replacers, muscle builders, vitamins and more. Some people spend huge sums of money on these products, often heeding advice from a trusted coach or mentor.

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