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Off-the-shelf supplements purchased in NZ found to contain banned substances

28 Sep 2017

Undeclared steroids found in NZ products put athletes at risk

Source: NZ Herald


Drug Free Sport New Zealand is “disappointed” at a study revealing at least six supplements on sale here and in Australia contain steroids not declared on their labels.

Designer anabolic steroids, also known as androgens, pose a potential health risk and, for athletes, may lead to a positive doping test and a ban from competing in a sport.

But a new study published today found at least six of 116 sports supplements bought over-the-counter in Australia, many of which were also marketed in New Zealand, contained anabolic steroids.

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