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J Chromatogr B Biomed Appl. 1996 Dec 6;687(1):109-16.

High doses of alcohol increase urinary testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in females.

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National Public Health Institute, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Helsinki, Finland.


The effect of alcohol (1.2 and 2.0 g/kg) on the urinary testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio was studied by two experiments each conducted with four healthy females and males. The intake of 2.0 g/kg of ethanol within 5 h in the evening significantly increased plasma testosterone concentration and ratio of T/E in urine collected next morning in females. The results suggest that alcohol increases the T/E ratio more in females than in males. The effect of high doses of alcohol on urinary T/E ratio must be kept in mind when doping tests are performed during training periods.

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