Demystifying Medicine Video

Physical performance imposes an increased demand for nutrients and oxygen in the body. In order to achieve the best possible results in sports, individuals, commonly athletes, resort to performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) as shortcuts to succeed and increase their ability to perform. This is known to be as doping. Doping consists of the use of various substances to help improve performance by targeting strength, alertness, speed and levels of oxygen in the blood, despite the adverse health effects with which it is associated.

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