Since the availability of pharmaceutical doping agents, athletes have been trying to extrapolate their known effects
in disease states to the healthy corpus and increase their sporting prowess.
Past confessions from athletes, such as Ben Johnson, Kelly White, Tim Montgomery, Marion Jones and currently Dwain
Chambers have demonstrated that they are prepared to tread the very fine lines that separate the “men from the boys”.
Rewards are so great, that anonymous surveys have identified that athletes will risk ill health, if they believe they can
cheat, win and not get caught.
Recreational sporting individuals, including the overweight, have taken up the mantle and ergogenic prescription only
medicines have dramatically increased over the past decade. The question that needs to be answered, is the medical profession
failing us and how can we stem the tide?