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Posted: Thu May. 31, 2007 11:42 am
[quote:82fba75ac5="RBR"]Here's fascinating story that has nothing to do with cycling -- but might someday. It's about a 19-month-old, 22-pound boy performing amazing feats of strength. He was born with a rare genetic condition called myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, or muscle enlargement. The condition promotes above-normal growth of the skeletal muscles resulting in 40% more muscle mass, jaw-dropping strength, breathtaking quickness, a speedy metabolism and almost no body fat. Only a hundred or so people are known to have the condition. If it could be created artificially by means of a "myostatin protein blockade," the result could be amazing athletic performance. Says one doctor, "If the myostatin protein is knocked out, muscles grow and rejuvenate much more quickly. It has potential for great abuse in the future as the new steroid." And that's the relevance to cycling. The article is at [url][/url][/quote:82fba75ac5]
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