Introduction Attention material: According to Do Something.Org, Science Daily quotes that “A recent study found that 57%of high school steroid users said that they would risk shortening their life for increased performance”. Also according to Science Daily, Oregon Health & Science University states "In 2003, seventh-grade girls were the fastest-growing group of steroid users, with more than seven percent
“…medical researchers believe that between 1 and 3 million youths and adults have taken anabolic steroids in one form or another specifically to enhance their looks or athletic performances,” stated Nuwer (Nuwer, 61). As astounding as these figures are, the number of performance drug users is steadily increasing. With this progressively increasing numbers, it is projected that millions more will use steroids in the immediate future (Newer, 61). Athletes have always sought an advantage in competition even if ignoring the law and their health if necessary. Using drugs of any sort to facilitate an athlete’s athletic ability should be illegal. The use of performance enhancing drugs is not only detrimental to the user but it also creates an
The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam. Doping of all kinds, from caffeine to cocaine to anabolics quickly spread to other sports (“Anabolic Steroids, a Brief History”).
Weaver, Jane. "Steroid Addiction a Risk for Young Athletes." NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 05 Apr. 2005. Web. 23 Apr. The steroid use among secondary school competitors has multiplied between the times of 1991 and 2003. Weaver clarifies the risks of steroid use among youthful competitors. The utilization of steroids can make harm the heart and liver. It can likewise bring about skin break out and weight pick up. Weaver likewise clarifies the withdrawals from steroid utilize like discouragement enduring up to 6 months. As per Dr. Yesalis, the utilization of steroids is expanding among secondary school competitors since it's "A medication that can make you more well known, sexually appealing and can make you a
History of Steroids So as to follow the history and advancement of anabolic steroids from their starting to their present day structure, we initially need to think back towards old times, when it was realized that the testicles were required for both the improvement and upkeep of male sexual qualities.
caught doing steroids, or any coach who distributed them, were eliminated from the sports program. Soviet scientists and
Steroids were first invented in the 1930’s. The Germans experimented the steroids on their own dogs and their prisoners to stay fit and healthy because their prisoners suffered from malnutrition. In 1950’s many athletes came to know about the steroids. They came to know that steroids are very good for
During the 1950s, and at the 1952 Olympic games in particular, Americans were blown away by the power of their Russian and European competitors. It did not take American doctors long to realize that the “unnatural” performance of these athletes was just that. These bodybuilders and wrestlers had been given steroids in the form of synthetic testosterone.
Research in Context, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=MSIC&sw=w&u=leb32560&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CDKUJAT436261201&it=r&asid=45e8bb9610919d250a2cd23d151b14e8. Accessed 7 Apr. 2017. "Teen Athletes and Steroid Use." Gale Student Resources in Context, Gale, 2017. Research in Context, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=MSIC&sw=w&u=leb32560&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CWUGNIY991716166&it=r&asid=e365f3dfb4546385d4524bacef601f9a. Accessed 7 Apr. 2017.
When discussing steroids user what is the first thing that pops into your head? Is it a positive or negative? For many it's the thought of someone who has big bubble like muscles and is an incredible Athlete. Steroids are drugs composed of synthetic hormones and were created to treat
History of Health-related Problems The health-related problems developed by athletes are often raised as the main reason against the usage of performance-enhancing substances. However, there are a zillion different drugs available on the market that allows athletes to make a positive difference in their performances. According to the definition of a
Firstly, organisations such as sports clubs and schools could host information nights to inform people about the positive and negative effects that can affect the takers physical, emotional and social well-being. It is important that they present both the positive and negative effects as studies have shown that presenting both the positives and negatives of anabolic steroid use are more effective in convincing adolescents about steroids' negative effects because the students find a balanced approach more credible.
Steroids are a growing problem in professional sports. Athletes use steroids to build lean muscle mass, promote aggressiveness, and increase body weight. Some athletes take two or more anabolic steroids together, mixing oral and injectable types (Anabolic Sports). Major League Baseball has the most cases of steroid, or PED (performance enhancing drugs), suspensions. There have been dozens of suspensions over the years by the MLB by taking daily drug tests. A program has been developed for both male and female sports teams (ATLAS for guys and ATHENA for girls) to teach the dangers of drugs and steroids. Teenage girls use steroids to improve or change their body types. In 2005, 4% of high school students tried steroids; in 2012, only 1.8% of teens experimented with steroids (11 Facts). Some baseball fans do not like the fact that the MLB banned PEDs because it takes the excitement away from the game. My opinion of PEDs is watching men who abide by the rules of the game play baseball the way it was meant to be played. I don’t
The use of anabolic androgens in sports has steadily increased over the past couple of decades, and has become one of the most widely researched areas, not just in the United States, but in countries all over the world. As defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH),
The New York Times recently featured an article entitled “Steroids in Sports” Oct 11, 2012. In this article the times aims to convince their readers that steroid use is bad if not worse then ever before. “Drug suspension in the sport kept descending… but now they are climbing again.” In doing so they capture the audience’s attention by showing the effects of steroids misuse and the huge consequences that come with abusing steroids are some