Orthopedics-Sports Medicine: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Randolph Pearson, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, is a Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the College of Human Medicine, East Lansing. He is the Senior Associate Director of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency, Director of the MSU Sports Medicine Fellowship, and team physician for MSU Football. Dr. Pearson is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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A 22-year-old male cyclist comes to your office for a routine examination. During the examination, he asks about whether various supplements would improve his sports performance.

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the use of supplements as ergogenic aids?

Erythropoietin is safe to use in otherwise healthy young athletes.

Creatine may enhance burst performance.

Protein supplements are safe, even with impaired renal function.

Herbal preparations are generally considered safe to use.

This quiz is not accredited for CME.

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