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Elevated levels of DHEA found

Updated: March 18, 2009, 11:04 AM ET
Reuters

PARIS -- Elevated amounts of an anti-aging pill that is a banned steroid were found in almost 15 percent of French athletes tested by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD).

The agency said Wednesday there would be no disciplinary proceedings despite the discovery of traces of the supplement, called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), since these were not official doping tests.

"It is the first time we do this kind of test and it is more important to tell them to stop endangering their health ...

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