Fitness studio fanatics taking hard drugs: report

29th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 September 2005, HAMBURG - Many regular visitors to fitness studios in Germany have been found to be addicted to 'hard' drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and ephedrine, according to a recent report in Focus magazine.

29 September 2005

HAMBURG - Many regular visitors to fitness studios in Germany have been found to be addicted to 'hard' drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and ephedrine, according to a recent report in Focus magazine.

The findings of two studies were presented at the recent Congress of German Sports Medicine and Prevention in Hamburg and appear to indicate that many fitness fanatics not only take muscle strengthening medication but are also taking hard drugs, the magazine reports.

In one of the studies, 29.5 per cent of respondents admitted to taking substances on the list of banned substances of the World Anti- Doping Agency. More than twice as many men compared to women said they had experience with drug consumption - 35.2 per cent compared to 17.6 per cent.

Another study by the University of Tuebingen found that 41.1 per cent of those active sports people questioned had some experience with hard drugs. The survey was conducted in 47 fitness studios in Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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