Mouse muscles stay juiced long after doping ends
J.C. Bruusgaard/Univ. of Oslo
Once a cheater, always a cheater, a mouse study found — at least when it comes to steroids.
The result, reported in October, strongly implies that anabolic steroids like testosterone give doping athletes a competitive advantage for years — perhaps even decades — after they stop taking the drugs.
If antidoping agencies were to revise steroid bans based on the results, those caught cheating might effectively face lifetime expulsion from competition.