Openness to creatine advised by sports expertDr. Gregory L. Landry, a pediatrician who specializes in sports medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, recently said that pediatricians should not condemn all performance enhancing drugs.

Landry said physicians should take a more neutral attitude toward creatine since it has been linked with little risk than toward more dangerous substances such as anabolic steroids.

Dr. Landry said at a pediatric update sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 9 that creatine is low risk when compared to other risk taking behaviors.