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RE: Wall St Journal looks at Houston Doc who treats Rupp, other thyroid users
Endurance training produces differences in thyroid levels which can look like hypothyroid. If you are an endurance athlete who trains hard enough and looks hard enough you'll find a doc who will call it hypothyroid. Bottom line is normal values /ranges dont apply to endurance athletes. Body adapts to protect itself from overuse and to maintain weight.
Though it may be these athletes are encouraged to use thyroid med for it's effect on EPO and as such, a PED, I doubt this was Hall's intent as he was overtrained for some time.
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