Endocrinology and hormone doping in sports

Guan Wang

Research output: Other contribution


Understanding of the mechanisms of action of various hormones is pivotal for studying and treating disorders of the endocrine system. The pharmacological properties of hormones also pose enormous challenges in relation to their misuse in sports and exert immense adverse health effects on both professional athletes and recreational users. The use of substances to enhance elite athletic performance has long been recorded, from the ancient to the modern Olympics. Nevertheless, the list of banned substances was first introduced by the International Olympic Committee in 1967. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), established in 1999, currently serves as an independent international entity for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring anti-doping regulations in sport.
Original languageEnglish
TypeInvited contribution to the newsletter of the EYES Community
PublisherEuropean Society of Endocrinology
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2021

Bibliographical note

In the open access link provided, the relevant article is published on page 5 of the newsletter.


  • endocrinology
  • erythropoietin
  • growth hormone
  • hormone doping


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