Drugs


What Are Diuretics and Why are They Used in Sports and Bodybuilding?

A diuretic is any agent that acts to increase urine. Diuretics increase the excretion of water and electrolytes from the body's fluids. They thereby decrease the extracellular fluid volume. They are used to adjust the volume or composition of the body fluids in many different clinical situations such as high blood pressure, heart failure, renal failure and nephrotic syndrome. The common name for diuretic drugs are "water pills."

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Athlete Drug Tests: Anti-Doping Officials Want Tougher Penalties

According to this associated press article at NBC's Universal Sports site, international anti-doping officials want four-year bans, not two, for athletes who fail drug tests. According to World Anti-Doping Agency Director General David Howman, clean athletes "don't want to be lining up against people who cheat," he said. "They get a two-year penalty and, quick as a flash, they're back again."

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