Watch out for empty wine bottles in the next weightlifting training videos.
Researchers found that red wine consumption can reduce the amount of testosterone in urine and give a boost to testosterone levels.
A compound of red wine partially blocked the action of an enzyme, which looks for testosterone and then sends a message to the kidneys to excrete it.
And if you are not a wine drinker like me…
The team also found the results were the same for red wine extract in supplement form. The active compounds such as quercetin are found in many foodstuffs as well as supplements.
But of course they had to spoil the fun.
Although red wine is not a banned substance away from the sports field, Professor Naughton’s team has referred its findings to the World Anti-Doping Agency because of the newly-discovered side effect of potential change to the amount of testosterone in the body.
Update: Something similar was also found to happen with green tea.
Roy Logan says
Fucking WADA will ban the use of alcohol. WTF
Kevin McG says
That’ll be the end of this irishman’s fledgling career
This will be one of those that will be a BITCH to prove. Might be hard to argue that the consumption of red wine and slightly elevated testosterone levels are indicators of doping.
Then again, for weightlifting, who cares? Everyone is on the juice anyway and none of the stars ever get busted. Does anyone follow things like shot put, discus, etc.? I wonder how often people get popped there.
Yes but by how much does it increase test? DAA can increase testosterone by 30%. Still not enough to make any difference though.
Evgeny Filatov says
Red Ass-to-Grass Vintage Merlot – sing me up for a case
Jeff Diritto says
similiar article on green tea http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120521115351.htm