Steroids Good Or Bad?

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Asmus, James Buck Tilton English 1010-04 November 12, 2015 Steroids Good or Bad? Have you ever wondered if performance enhancing drugs (P.E.D.s) are actually benefiting sports? Some people say that yes they are, because it helps athletes perform better. Others say no, and think it may eventually ruin the game. Even though professional sports do have rules against using them, that won’t stop the athletes from using them. In my opinion to the topic are performance enhancing drugs benefiting sports? My answer is NO, the side effects can harm an athlete, using them increases the risk of injury, and using them is a form of cheating. What are Steroids? They are drugs and chemicals that can improve (or are widely believed to improve) a person‘s…show more content…
Erythropoietin controls the production of red blood cells. The red blood cells are the cells that carry oxygen to the muscle and helps endurance the more oxygen the muscles can receive the better the endurance. It can be used by taking out and storing one‘s own blood and re-injecting it shortly before competition a practice that is also banned by many sports as cheating. What are stimulants? Stimulants can increase aggression and competitiveness and reduce tiredness and fatigue. This type of steroid is mostly common in sports such as baseball, and long distance running. If you are running long distances who wouldn’t want a way to reduce fatigue and tiredness. A sport that is hit heavily with steroid use is baseball. Some of the biggest stars in the baseball world such as Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire are only some of the stars that were caught using the P.E.Ds. There was even a period of time in baseball that was called the steroid era. The term steroid era refers to a period of time in Major League Baseball where tons of players such as Mark McGwire were believed to have used performance enhancing drugs, resulting in increased offensive output throughout the game. With more offense in the game came more audience attention to the game.This era of baseball was known as the era that may haved saved baseball. There is a group of athletes known as the 500 homerun club who have hit 500 plus home runs in their careers. Between 1998 and 2009, ten new faces
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