Friday 29, January 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Bodybuilding Federation to build awareness among gyms and fitness enthusiasts on the dangers of banned steroids. Members of the Emirates Bodybuilding Federation will visit gyms across Dubai and speak to their owners and fitness trainers on the harmful effects of steroids on human health.

“The MoU is part of our ongoing efforts to curb the use of harmful steroids and supplements that boost fitness and muscle strength. Proper awareness on the dangers of such steroids among health clubs and fitness trainers is critical as often people go by their advice and buy these products. Members of Emirates Bodybuilding Federation can make a positive change as they can provide first-hand advice and share valuable knowledge with the fitness clubs and trainers,” commented Mohammed Lootah, Executive Director of CCCP.

Last year, DED asked gyms and health clubs in Dubai not to sell or promote banned drugs and steroids. An awareness campaign was also launched across 178 gyms in Dubai with the support of the UAE’s National Anti-Doping Committee to caution consumers and traders about prohibited steroids. The campaign was aimed to eliminate unlicensed and harmful drugs from the local market, especially after DED saw increased complaints on such products.