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Article: Ringside Physicians backs elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

  1. Ringside Physicians backs elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    2 Comments by Boxing Asylum Published on 01-29-2014 04:48 AM
    The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the boxer and mixed martial arts athlete, has released a consensus statement on therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replace therapy in professional combat sport athletes, as follows:

    The incidence of hypogonadism requiring the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in professional athletes is extraordinarily rare. Accordingly, the use of an anabolic steroid such as testosterone in a professional boxer or mixed martial artist is rarely justified. Steroid use of any type, including unmerited testosterone, significantly increases the safety and health risk to combat sports athletes and their opponents. TRT in a combat sports athlete may also create an unfair advantage contradictory to the integrity of sport. Consequently, the Association of Ringside Physicians supports the general elimination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy.

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    Moderators Whyavier's Avatar
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    What is this Testosterone Replacement Therapy I keep hearing about?

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    Legend Tommy 'Guru' Allan's Avatar
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    TRT is cheating. The normal ratio for a man is 1.1 but in Vegas they allow 6.1. It shouldn't be allowed, anyone who does it is a cheat.

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