From Velonews:npr also said he had a beer the night before which can cause a rise in testosteron (maybe thats why i spelling wrong now) i think they said the ratio was 6 (usually a ratio is ?:? numbers)
I hope he didn't
I don't know what kind of doctor Dr. Kay is, but I know for a fact hypothyroidism will mess up your testosterone levels. My family member has to take hormones to balance it out for the rest of her life.[SIZE=-1]Landis has been taking cortisone for his deteriorating hip, and thyroid pills for a hypothyroid condition. Neither should affect his T/E ratio, Dr. Kay said. Nor should the much-celebrated beer Landis had after stage 16, or the small amount of Jack Daniels he had with a few teammates in the hotel afterwards." [/SIZE]
Source: KRT Wire | 07/28/2006 | Tour de Fraud? Positive steroid test could cost Landis his titleUrine samples are divided into two parts. Landis tested positive on the first, known as the "A" sample. Such a positive is not considered a violation unless the athlete admits guilt, which is rare, or it is confirmed by a test of the "B" sample.
Because testosterone is a male hormone that occurs naturally in the body, it is analyzed in relation to a similar substance, epitestosterone, to determine if an athlete has added it externally. The normal T/E ratio for a man is 1:1; a ratio of 4:1 or higher is considered evidence of doping.
Because some people are statistical "outliers," with usual T/E ratios considerably higher than 1:1, it is possible for a ratio above 4:1 to be considered normal. The International Cycling Union (UCI), which announced Wednesday that an unnamed athlete, since revealed as Landis, had an "adverse analytical finding" on the "A" sample, did not reveal any details.
Another test, which analyzes carbon isotopes, provides much more definitive evidence that an athlete has used external testosterone, according to Don Catlin, director of the Olympic drug testing laboratory at UCLA.
The French newspaper L'Equipe reported in Friday's editions that the Olympic anti-doping lab in Paris that analyzed Landis' sample also performed the carbon isotope test and that it clearly showed the presence of external testosterone.
Apparently it wasn't a beer. It was 2. Followed by 4 shots of whisky.npr also said he had a beer the night before which can cause a rise in testosteron (maybe thats why i spelling wrong now) i think they said the ratio was 6 (usually a ratio is ?:? numbers)
I hope he didn't
Fixed that for you....As an American, you'll have to excuse me anything France says about an American or anything American is comparable to Al Jazerra about our soldiers...
Yeah, I agree with your edits.Fixed that for you.
If the rise is caused by hypothyroidism, all he should need to do is provide the documentation and all should be well. Unfortunately, Landis will now have to spend the rest of his racing career in the same manner Armstrong did.