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Performance Enhancing Supplements For Kids

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Greensboro, NC -- Most kids don't want to be average when it comes to playing sports.  They want to emulate the pros and become a superstar.  There are a lot of parents who would love to see that happen.

So, how do you become a stellar athlete? Most coaches would say, eat the right foods, practice, practice, practice and follow it up with plenty of rest. 

News 2's Lauren Melvin learned over 1.1 million kids (average age of 10) say they took some kind of sports-related supplement to enhance their play.   And the parents say it was ok.

These supplements are not illegal and not regulated.  News 2's Lauren Melvin found what some parents and kids might see as a shortcut to success could have dangerous consequences.

"Doping to Win" - Tonight at 11 Only on WFMY News 2.

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