India’s top sprinter Dutee Chand tested positive and was suspended for using a banned substance on Wednesday (18 January). Duty was given an interim suspension after testing positive.
Banned substances found in Dutee’s samples are SARS S4 Andarine, O-Dephenylandarin, SARMS (ENOBOSARM) (OSTARINE), and LIGANDROL metabolites. The banned substances Dutee has tested positive for are Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), a subset of therapeutic compounds with anabolic properties similar to anabolic steroids, but with reduced androgenic properties.
According to the list of banned substances on WADA’s website, these banned substances can be abused to enhance sports performance due to their anabolic effects and ability to stimulate androgen receptors in muscle and bone. As a result, bones and muscles can be damaged. According to the list of prohibited substances on WADA’s website, Duty’s ‘A’ sample was positive. The next step could be testing appeal by sprinters and her B her sample.
What are anabolic steroids?
By mimicking the effects of naturally produced testosterone on the body, anabolic steroids stimulate the growth and “bulking” of muscle tissue in response to exercise can stay in the body.
Why do athletes use anabolic steroids?
This type of steroid is used to repair body tissues and promote appetite and muscle growth. Anabolic steroids are made in a laboratory from testosterone (the male sex hormone).