Endocrine Updates

Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes

Editors: Ghigo, Ezio, Lanfranco, Fabio, Strasburger, Christian J. (Eds.)

  • Current scientific and clinical data provided on hormone use by athletes—vital information for clinicians caring for patients who are either professional or amateur athletes
  • Renowned international authors have contributed to this compact yet comprehensive volume
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Several hormones are able to influence physical performance and body composition. Thus, a bi-univocal interrelationship between exercise and hormones exists. In Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes, new developments on metabolic and endocrine responses to exercise are revised and the topic of hormonal doping in sports is introduced. In the past decades, hormone abuse has become a widespread habit in professional and—most of all and more frequently—recreational performance. Anabolic steroids, growth hormones and erythropoietin properties use and misuse in sports are widely described. Specific methods to detect hormone abuse are presented and discussed. The contributors to this volume are well-known experts and dedicated researchers in the fields of sports medicine and endocrinology, endocrine physiology, pharmacology, and doping detection. The purpose of this volume is to provide all professionals involved in sports medicine and endocrinology a state-of-the-art overview of the complex interactions between physical activity and the endocrine system and to focus on hormone abuse in sports at competitive and recreational levels, highlighting its negative consequences for long-term health. “In this very topical volume, the editors have assembled an expert panel of authors addressing one of the most significant challenges in sports medicine today—the use and abuse of hormones in competitive sports. The chapters provide up-to-date, clearly written information ranging from physiology of the pituitary axes in exercise and sports, impact of reproductive function illicit hormonal abuse, and assay methods and compelling pitfalls for rigorous detection of sports doping. This volume will be of great utility to sports physicians, exercise physiologists and endocrinologists, as well as to scientific and sports regulatory agencies and ethicists grappling with responding to this societal challenge.” - Shlomo Melmed, M.D. Series Editor

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From the reviews:

“Part of the Series Endocrine Uptakes, this timely book is written by an international team. It has 17 chapters. … For all those practicing sport medicine.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (2), December, 2011)

“Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes is a 178-page volume comprising 17 chapters written by clinicians and researchers in endocrinology from the United States, Europe, and Australia. … The most important contribution of Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes is its excellent, comprehensive, evidence-based review of how direct and indirect methods can be used … . Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes is highly recommended for all involved in working with athletes.” (Dilip R. Patel, Journal of the American Medical Association, May, 2011)

“This book illustrates the impact of the physiological and endocrinological changes of exogenous hormones on athletes … . The authors are well-known experts and researchers in the fields of endocrinology, endocrine physiology, pharmacology, and doping detection. Their audience includes all professionals involved in sports medicine and endocrinology. … book provides a solid foundation in the physiology and endocrinology of hormone effects in sports. It also discusses at great length the most commonly abused hormones with respect to their long-term effects, toxicity, and detection.” (Haihong Mao, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2011)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • GH/IGF-I Axis in Exercise

    Gabellieri, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Exercise, Training, and the Hypothalamo–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis

    Duclos, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 9-15

  • Thyroid Axis, Prolactin, and Exercise

    Hackney, Anthony C.

    Pages 17-24

  • Exercise, Training, and the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Gonadal Axis in Men

    Zitzmann, Michael

    Pages 25-30

  • Exercise and the Reproductive System in Women

    Loucks, Anne B.

    Pages 31-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hormone Use and Abuse by Athletes
Editors
  • Ezio Ghigo
  • Fabio Lanfranco
  • Christian J. Strasburger
Series Title
Endocrine Updates
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7014-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7014-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7013-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2714-8
Series ISSN
1566-0729
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
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