Anabolic Steroids Should Not Be Banned

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"Yes I have used them, but no, they didn 't make me what I am. Anabolic steroids were helpful to me in maintaining muscle size while on a strict diet in preparation for a contest.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold). From a young age I was told never to use steroids, especially since I was involved with sports. I was told to never cheat or take any drastic measures that could effect my performance. As I had conducted research about the use of steroids, I have found that using anabolic steroids was not as bad as I was told. I was told only half the story of steroids. No one had told me of the positive effects a person can gain from anabolic steroid use, or about the several other ways to unnaturally better ones performance that are allowed, so if other methods of performance enhancement are allowed, why not steroids? A few untold effects of steroids (a.k.a. the positive effects) are kept away from people to have them avoid the people from the use of the substance. “Among other things the positive effects of steroids include increased muscle mass, tissue repair, endurance and fat loss.” (Positive). None of the before mentioned effects of steroids are told to the public in fear of a increase in usage. Steroids cannot just cause the negative side effects of the use that can be exaggerated by those of the opposing side of the argument. The use of anabolic steroids can be beneficial to the user. During my freshmen year of football in high school, I had been a witness to the positive
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