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Active Voice: Erythropoietin is Performance Enhancing in Kenyan Athletes Living and Training at Altitude

from By Yannis Pitsiladis, MMedSci., Ph.D., FACSM

Yannis Pitsiladis, MMedSci., Ph.D., FACSM
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Yannis Pitsiladis, MMedSci., Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor of sport and exercise science at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. His current research priority is the application of “omics” (i.e., genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics) to the detection of drugs in sport. He specifically applies these tools to determine influences upon recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo), blood doping and testosterone. His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Dr. Pitsiladis is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission and the Executive Committee, and chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS). He also has been a member of two WADA committees and is an active member of ACSM. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, written and edited several scholarly books and has been featured in numerous televised research documentaries on ESPN, BBC and CNBC.

This commentary presents Dr. Pitsiladis’ views on the topic of a research article which he and his colleagues authored. Their article appears in the February 2019 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more

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