Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Nesta Carter has returned an anti-doping violation for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, two sources familiar with the case have told Reuters.The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said traces of Methylhexanamine were discovered in Carter’s “A” sample, part of a batch of 454 from the 2008 Games that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ordered to be re-tested.Carter could face sanctions only if his “B” sample also tests positive for the substance.Reuters has not seen the laboratory results.Neither Carter, who won gold in the 4×100 metres relay with Jamaican team mates Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater in Beijing, nor his agent replied to repeated requests for comment.Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Michael Fennell declined to comment. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Warren Blake told Reuters his organisation had not been notified of any rule violation.Methylhexanamine has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code prohibited list since 2004, although it was reclassified on the 2011 list as a “specified substance”.WADA defines specified substances as those that are more susceptible to a “credible, non-doping explanation”.Sold as a nasal decongestant in the United States until 1983, Methylhexanamine has been used more recently as an ingredient in dietary supplements.REVISITING SAMPLESThe IOC programme of revisiting samples is aimed at using developments in testing techniques to expose traces of drugs that were undetectable in 2008 or 2012.Doping cases are usually handled by the relevant national federations and national anti-doping agencies but the IOC has decided that any arising from the re-tests will be dealt with directly by them.“We want to keep dopers away from the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This is why we are acting swiftly now,” IOC president Thomas Bach said last week when announcing the re-testing of 265 samples from the London Olympics.“I have already appointed a disciplinary commission, which has the full power to take all decisions on behalf of the IOC.”First-leg relay specialist Carter has been a vital member of Jamaica’s dominant 4x100m squad, helping the Caribbean island win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and the 2011, 2013 and 2015 world championships.The 30-year-old has not run this season, citing a foot injury, but is expected to race in the next few weeks ahead of Jamaica’s Olympic trials from June 30 to July 3.Historically, the sanction for the use of Methylhexanamine has been a suspension of six months to a year and the loss of results from the period concerned.PUBLIC WARNINGSanctions for use of a stimulant can range from a public warning upwards.Although his relay team mates are not accused of doping, it is possible that the IOC could strip them of their gold medals if Carter’s B-sample tests positive.For instance, all members of the victorious American 4x400m relay squad at the 2000 Sydney Olympics were subsequently stripped of their medals after Antonio Pettigrew admitted a doping offence.However, when American Marion Jones was stripped of her two relay medals from the Sydney Games for doping offences, her team mates kept theirs after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.IOC spokesman Mark Adams said discussions over what to do with the medals won by any dope cheats exposed by the re-testing were ongoing.“It is still being worked out,” he said. “What we want to do, and are trying to do, is target athletes who have positive results and stop them from competing in Rio.”The IOC said last month that more than 30 athletes from six different sports had tested positive in the re-testing of 2008 samples and that it had launched disciplinary action against the as yet unidentified athletes from 12 countries.Twenty-three more positives were found following a re-test of 265 samples from the 2012 Olympics, the IOC said last week.Russia has said 14 of its athletes from the 2008 Olympics had tested positive for banned substances and eight more from the 2012 Games.Russia’s athletics team has been suspended from international competition following a 2015 WADA commission report that accused the country of state-sponsored doping.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which suspended Russia, will vote on June 17 over whether to reinstate the sporting superpower’s athletics team and allow it to compete in Rio.The Rio de Janeiro Olympics take place from Aug. 5-21.
We need more similar studies to be able to say anything with certainty about the effect of exercise in pregnancy on vitamin D production. However, our findings seem to be consistent with previous findings in non-pregnant women.”Miriam K. Gustafsson, senior consultant and associate professor, NTNU She mentions a large French study that found a link between physical activity and higher vitamin D levels in adults (Touvier et al.). When taking into account sun exposure and outdoor activities, vitamin D levels were 15 per cent higher among those who did at least one hour of walking or a similar activity every day, as compared with women who did exercised only sporadically.Related StoriesA short bout of exercise improves brain function, study revealsSupervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesityMaternal obesity may negatively affect children’s lung development”It’s still not entirely clear why vitamin D levels increase in connection with exercise – and whether the same active mechanism is at work in pregnant women as in non-pregnant women. A number of researchers believe that the muscles can serve as a storage space for vitamin D. The vitamin can be released during exercise and thus contribute to the increase of vitamin D in the blood,” says the researcher.She also notes that regular exercise can contribute to greater muscle density and to a greater amount of vitamin D being released. Obesity is also associated with lower vitamin D levels, which is explained by the fact that vitamin D is more difficult to access when stored in fatty tissue.Plenty of reasons for healthy pregnant women to exerciseIn a normal pregnancy, easy to moderate physical activity carries no risk and provides great health benefits.Exercise during pregnancy can counteract excessive weight gain and reduce the risk of muscle and skeletal disorders and incontinence.Other known effects of exercising are a lower risk of gestational diabetes and lower blood sugar in women with gestational diabetes. Some studies also suggest that physical activity lowers the risk of pregnancy depression, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and cesarean section.The Norwegian health authorities recommend that pregnant women who haven’t been exercising should start slowly and gradually build to 150 minutes of moderate intensity training, distributed evenly throughout the week (e.g. 30 minutes five days a week). A pregnant woman should push herself hard enough so that she becomes slightly breathless, but still be able to hold a conversation.Finding an activity that you like is important and makes it easier to maintain an exercise routine over time. It is also recommended to include physical activity as part of your daily to-do tasks. Source:The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Journal reference:Gustafsson, M.K. et al. (2019) The effect of an exercise program in pregnancy on vitamin D status among healthy, pregnant Norwegian women: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2220-z. Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 9 2019Vitamin D is important to enable calcium to be absorbed into the intestine. During pregnancy, vitamin D is especially significant because extra calcium is needed to build the baby’s skeleton.Low vitamin D levels in pregnancy can therefore be negative for the bone health of both mother and child.There is also a risk of other negative health consequences, such as gestational diabetes and low birth weight, when mothers have too little vitamin D in their own bodies or a vitamin D deficiency.Few pregnant women take vitamin D supplementsSenior consultant and associate professor Miriam K. Gustafsson from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has previously found that one-third of pregnant women in two large cities in Norway are vitamin D deficient. Only one in five women in the study took supplements of this important vitamin.The results of another study from Gustafsson’s doctoral thesis indicate that exercise can have a positive effect on vitamin D status in pregnancy. This finding reinforces how important it is for women with uncomplicated pregnancies to follow the recommendations for regular exercise.However, the difference in vitamin D levels between pregnant women who exercised and those who didn’t was small, and the researchers are recommending that the relationship between exercise and vitamin D in pregnant women be investigated in further studies.15 per cent higher in French study
RELATIVES and friends have been rallying Rosaleen Blaney as news of her split from husband TD Niall became public.The mum-of-three is said to be devastated.And last night one former supporter of her husband – the Deputy for Donegal North East – told donegaldaily.com: “Rosaleen is a very strong woman. She’s the rock of the family. “She will get over the marriage break-up, there’s no doubt about that.”Mr Blaney has left the family home in Rosnakill, he told supporters last week.He broke the news at a party meeting having learned that the Mail on Sunday were planning to run a story.He is now spending a great deal of time at his new home in Dublin, friends say. NIALL BLANEY: FAMILY RALLY AROUND ROSALEEN AS SPLIT BECOMES PUBLIC was last modified: January 17th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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