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- Has no sporty effect

today told the two Norwegian juniorlandslagsløperne Helene Marie Fossesholm and Kristine Stavås Skistad in a press release through the Norwegian ski federation, that they both have undergone hormone therapy.

For Fossesholms part is there to talk about veksthormonbehandling because she is very small of the growth. Fossesholm is followed by a doctor for this since she was 8 years old, enter NSF in the press release.

HORMONEKSPERT: Per Medbøe Thorsby leader, anti-doping Norway's medical academic committee and is also the endocrinologist. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB Scanpix Show more

"When she was 13,5 years she was 137,5 cm high and had abnormal vekstutvikling. She was therefore treated with growth hormone. Helene is now 151 cm tall.", stand it on.

Fossesholm have applied for, and received, medical exemption for this treatment by anti-doping Norway, since growth hormones are on the international list of substances that are prohibited in toppidretten.

No sporty effect

and yet, There is no unique treatment Fossesholm have been given. What is unique is that she is in a age of 17 years, is already regarded as a toppidrettsutøver.

- It is in fact not entirely uncommon to treat children with growth hormones in the Uk. This is done weekly at the hospitals, but of course there are strict indications for who should have it, and those who receive this treatment will be followed closely by the doctors there. It is only to talk about to increase the rate of growth in a normal area, " says the head of the medical academic committee in anti-doping Norway, Per Medbøe Thorsby, to Dagbladet.

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- I am unable, with my experience and skills, to see that this will have any sporting effect. It makes no sporting seneffekter to treat children in normalsonen for height, " says Thorsby.

such As the pill

Also Kristine Stavås Skistad tells about hormone therapy in the same press release from the Norwegian ski federation.

For her, to talk about these drugs are Ethinyl estradiol and Primolut is prescribed "to accelerate puberty, and to have a controlled growth.", according to the press release.

These these drugs are are not on forbudslista to the international antidopingbyrået, Wada.

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The medications we are talking about here are hormones, and is about the same as it is in the pill, " says Thorsby to the Newspaper.

Upset over the pressure

The two langrennsløperne has sent out the press release after that several media outlets have raised questions about treatments the two have been through.

Thorsby, which, in addition to lead anti-doping Norway's medical academic committee, is endocrinologist and thus also the expert on the hormonbehandlinger, think that the way this appears, is very unfortunate.

As a doctor, it makes me upset, and that is what shocks me the most in this case, that the two young athletes feel pressured to tell the world about the very private health information is publicly.

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