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Why do athletes take erythropoietin?

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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: More O2

To increase the number of circulating red cells, thus improving the delivery of o2 to tissues.

In brief: More O2

To increase the number of circulating red cells, thus improving the delivery of o2 to tissues.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine

In brief: Oxygen

Erythropoietin increases red blood cell (rbc) intake - RBC transport oxygen to different parts of the body, so increased rbc=increased oxygen to muscle cells=increase sports performance.

In brief: Oxygen

Erythropoietin increases red blood cell (rbc) intake - RBC transport oxygen to different parts of the body, so increased rbc=increased oxygen to muscle cells=increase sports performance.
Dr. Jackie Lam
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