Physician uses thyroid hormone to treat Overweight Ali Before Foreman Fight. Bad Move.
Ali was overweight before his fight with George Foreman.Enter the “fat doctor”.He treated Ali with large doses of thyroid to make Ali lose weight. It worked. He weighed in and looked good. The looks were superficial. Inside his body was less muscle due to damaging effects of thyroid hormone excess.The fight was a disaster. By round three Ali could not raise his gloves to his face for protection, and the rest was history. I knew about this because I took care of a person in his inner circle who told me about this bad medicine use of thyroid, and how it could only lead to a disaster in the ring.Thyroid excess is a major cause of muscle loss and weakness. The “Greatest One” was defeated more by the fat doctor than a young healthy Foreman.
Comment: Thyroid should never be used to treat obesity.
Image: Foreman and Ali