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Green tea doping

Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests. This, after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test used to spot it. The study, done at Kingston University in the UK, suggests that green tea may be used as a way of masking elevated levels of testosterone. Testosterone is a steroid hormone which increases muscle and bone mass and is associated with enhanced performance in athletes. Chinese Gold medal winners were given this tea as a special present to recognize their achievements at the Beijing Olympics. It's also pointed out that other foods and beverages, such as alcohol, are also known to muddle test results.

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