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Spinach contains a chemical similar to steroids, and so it can have an effect on athletic performance!


Spinach chemical should be put on doping ban list, say researchers

Cartoon character Popeye is known for munching endless cans of spinach to boost his strength, and new scientific research suggests he might have been onto something.

A study released by Freie Universitat Berlin suggests that ecdysterone, a chemical found in the leafy green vegetable, has a similar effect to steroids and should be added to the list of substances banned in sport, CNN affiliate RTL reported.
The researchers ran a study involving 46 athletes who trained three times per week for 10 weeks. Some were given ecdysterone and others a placebo.

Those who took ecdysterone saw their performance improve by three times as much as those who did not.


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Popeye was right! 1648 Nolondil 30-Jun-19 17:03
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