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Re: [IP] Insulin Nixed



Ya...and did you know they are trying to make it so we have to have a
prescription to get all of our insulin because athletes are abusing
it..ps how come it doesn't give ME awesome muscles?....michelle
On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 19:59:15 EDT JLubenow <email @ redacted> writes:
>Just thought everyone would like to know that we can still be Olympic
>athletes.
>
>Jimm
>email @ redacted
>
>Insulin Nixed Except for Diabetics
>
>.c The Associated Press
>
> SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Insulin was added to the list of banned 
>substances
>by the IOC today, except when the medication is used by diabetics.
>
>In a healthy person, insulin, a hormone produced by cells in the 
>pancreas,
>allows the body to use the sugar derived from food.
>
>It is used by diabetics to help counteract the illness.
>
>IOC medical commission chairman Prince Alexandre de Merode said 
>athletes can
>gain muscle mass by injecting insulin, and misuse can result in 
>adverse health
>effects, including death.


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