Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat (häftad)
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Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat (häftad)

Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat

The science behind drugs in sport

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Sportsmen and women achieve extraordinary feats through hard work and natural talent. But some do use drugs to push the body further. How do the drugs work? Do they work? Is it possible to test for them? Chris Cooper explains the biochemistry, revealing how people cheat now, and how they might in future.
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Tom Withers, Sport and Exercise Scientist An enjoyable and informative read that goes into a fair amount of detail.

Brian Schofield, Sunday Times {Culture} This [is an] authoritative primer on the science of doping

Chemistry World An interesting and informative book ... This book would be an excellent accompaniment to the coverage of the Olympic games this summer.

Mark Perryman, Morning Star [This book] provides for the first time an in-depth explanation of how drugs can improve sporting performance.

Nature Magazine [a] pacy account

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<br>Chris Cooper is a distinguished biochemist with over 20 years research and teaching experience. He was awarded a PhD in 1989, a Medical Research Council Fellowship in 1992, and a Wellcome Trust University Award in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded the Melvin H. Knisely Award for 'Outstanding international achievements in research related to oxygen transport to tissue' and in 1999 he was promoted to a Professorship in the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Essex. His research interests explore the interface of scientific disciplines. His current biochemical interests include developing artificial blood to replace red cell transfusions. His biophysics and engineering skills are being used in designing and testing new portable oxygen monitoring devices to aid UK athletes in their training for the London 2012 Olympics. In 1997 he edited a book entitled Drugs and Ergogenic Aids to Improve Sport Performance.<br>


Prologue: A tale of two races ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The limits of human performance ; 3. Stoking the fires of life: food ; 4. Stoking the fires of life: oxygen ; 5. Muscling up ; 6. Steroids and beyond... ; 7. Stimulants ; 8. Genetic doping ; 9. Catching the cheats: why? ; 10. Catching the cheats: how? ; 11. Conclusions