Steroids Should Not Be Banned

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In Carroll, Iowa a high school student on the football team was at the Kuemper Catholic basketball game. He and one of the fans for the opposing team got into an argument in the parking lot. He got so angry, that he bashed the fan’s face into the concrete This all happened because the football player was taking steroids. People say steroids are not dangerous but they are very dangerous because steroids can damage the person and their body, are also very addicting, and also ruin your sporting careers. Terms associated with steroids are stacking and cycling. Some users combine several different types of steroids or add other steroids or nonsteroidal supplements in an attempt to make them big which is known as stacking (Arnold). Athletes…show more content…
(Thank). Athletes at less competitive levels - including high schools and some college students use steroids so they can get competitive and get recruited. (Thank). People basically use steroids to build and strengthen muscle and reduce body fat (Thank). Other PED, Performance Enhancing Drugs, are Human growth hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, Erythropoietin, stimulants, and Testosterone (Thank). Anabolic steroids are a chemical derivative of testosterone, the “male sex hormone.” (Sammy). Dianabol Is the first popular brand of steroids they come as a tiny pink pill. (Artha, 23). Today, bodybuilders choose from three anabolic steroids which are pills, gel/cream that goes on the user 's skin, and injections that go in the muscle (Artha, 23). Some abusers dose up to ten to one hundred times higher than prescribed medical conditions. (Drug). Steroids are taken orally or injected in the muscles, but some are applied to the skin as a cream or gel as seen above. (Drug). Steroids are reinforcing and can lead to addiction. (Drug). Steroids are banned in the NFL, NCAA, Olympics, MLB, and other minor and major leagues. (Sammy). The effects of anabolic steroids can be a major and minor thing. Steroids can be beneficial. It can lead to addiction, hormone imbalance, Aggression, and possibly death. Anabolic steroids helps increase muscle tissue, body mass, which can act like the body’s natural hormone (Anabolic). Males side effects can be; Breast development, shrinkage of the
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