Why the hell the lad would take epo for some amatuer races,cant really understand.
I don’t understand either. If he had been a young lad trying to get himself a pro contract I could at least understand why he might have chosen the route of drugs, but he had about as much chance of getting a pro contract as me 😆
My poor understanding of epo is it can kill you. Worst case example.
Yes it can kill you. EPO is a protein secreted by the liver that regulates red blood cell production. For most people EPO is produced naturally within the body, but some people are short of the protein and hence EPO produced in mammalian cell culture was developed by Amgen. Taking EPO as a performance enhancing drug increases the amount of red blood cells in your body, which makes your blood thicker. Consequently your heart has to work that bit harder to pump the thicker liquid round. Get your blood too thick and you are asking for heart failure.