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China hits back at steroid meat charge

15.04.2011 World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has hit back at a report advising foreign athletes to avoid eating meat in the country due to what it said were increased risks of unintentional doping.

 

Germany’s anti-doping agency (NADA) said there was a higher risk in China and Mexico of accidental doping and potential failed drug tests.

The report cited the alleged risks of the banned anabolic substance clenbuterol, which can be used to speed up and increase muscle mass in animals.

NADA subsequently warned German athletes visiting China to avoid eating meat where possible.

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