In an attempt to keep players from falsely testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, the MLB Players Association on Tuesday released an updated list of supplements that have been deemed to be ÔÇťdangerous and/or contaminatedÔÇŁ.
The previous version of the list┬ádistributed to players was called "Non-Exclusive List of Potentially Contaminated Nutritional Supplements," and included 21 supplements. This newly distributed list sees 104 supplements, a massive increase from the prior list.
There is no mention on the update regarding whether or not this same list of┬áproducts has been found to cause positive drug tests.
Reached for comment, Victor Conte, the former head of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) said, ÔÇťHopefully, there will be more transparency about this list in the┬ácoming days, so we can fully understand┬áits value.┬áThis list has the potential to provide huge benefit to all parties concerned with┬áimproving the effectiveness of anti-doping.ÔÇŁ
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