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Dietary Supplements used by Athletes

Contributed by Ring Leader David Dillard

Mark McGwire hit ten more home runs in a season than Babe Ruth after over half a century in baseball history saw only one player exceed the total of home runs in a season that Babe Ruth had hit. The nation was captivated by the home run race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire and each got tremendous media attention. Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa take over the counter dietary supplements and like all in their lives, this became a very noticed fact because of all of the media attention that they have drawn in general. As a result there has been a great deal of discussion about taking dietary supplements that either take off from Mark McGwire or mention him promenently in the discourse. Here are some website URLs that have a discussion about dietary supplements and mention or focus on this aspect of Mark McGwire's use of them.

Dietary Supplements: Caveat Athlete
Health Law and Policy Institute
Health Law Perspectives

Dietary Supplements May Build Better Warriors
American Arm Forces News Articles

"Creatine, The Popular Press & the Impact on NCAA Legislation
Creatine and Androstenedione

A modest proposal

An FDA Guide to Dietary Supplements [.pdf]

US: McGwire's Spiked Swing Raises Health Questions
Blue Cross Foundation criticizes baseball

Blue Cross Foundation criticizes baseball over andro FEBRUARY 9, 2000

"GNC Goes Through Anabolic Angst Before Approving Sale of 'Steriod'