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Blood boosting


This article reviews the history, technique, effects, side effects, and detection of blood boosting. It also considers whether or not this particular performance enhancement technique is a thing of the past or a continuing form of abuse among athletes.

  • abuse
  • altitude
  • autologous
  • blood boosting
  • erythropoietin
  • Hb, haemoglobin
  • IOC, International Olympic Committee
  • RBC, red blood cell
  • rHuEpo, recombinant human erythropoietin
  • Vo2max, maximal oxygen uptake

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