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The Use of Steroids in Sports - Peanuts, hot dogs, the cracking sound of a bat crushing a ball over the left field wall. The ability to thrill so many on limitless levels is a familiar characteristic associated sports. So much attention, time, and money are devoted to sports these days, maybe even too much. Perhaps all the pressure is what has sparked steroid use in sports and stimulated numerous controversies over the subject. The use of steroids is an unfair training method for sports. Unfairness is contrary to laws, marked by deception, and unethical....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Do Anabolic Steroids cause aggression and Hostility? - Do Anabolic Steroids Have an effect on Aggression and Hostility. Anabolic steroids have been heavily used amongst athletes since the 1950’s; the purpose of using is to add muscle mass, speed, strength, and endurance. Anabolic steroids come in two methods, injectable forms and oral forms. Oral and injectable steroids metabolize in the body differently. Oral steroids include some different hormones than injectable steroids. Oral steroids can include, but not limited to, methyl testosterone, fluoxymestrerone, and stonazolol....   [tags: Athletes, Side Effects, Experiments]
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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball - Steroid Use in Major League Baseball Steroids are unhealthy for baseball players and they are giving the game of baseball a bad reputation. Since steroids have become such a hot topic in Major League Baseball (MLB) fans have had nothing but bad things to say about the sport and its players. When sports illustrated asked some of its readers to give reaction to the steroid controversy in the MLB here is what baseball fan Howard Langsner from New York had to say 'Horrible, just horrible. We take Olympic medals away from athletes on steroids, but we're supposed to look the other way in MLB because a guy can make the ball go further....   [tags: Sports Drugs Steroids Baseball]
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Steroids And Their Affects On The Human Body - Steroids and Their Affects On The Human Body Drugs have been used in sports almost as long as sports themselves have been around. The ancient Incas discovered that the ashes from burned leaves of the Coca tree gave the people great stores of energy, and made sleep unnecessary for hours or even days, it was later discovered to be the stimulant cocaine. They would take it before long hunts, battles, and even found it useful in ancient sport competitions. It wasn't until 1886 that the first drug-related death in sports occurred....   [tags: essays research papers] 1203 words
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The World of Sports and Steroids - The World of Sports and Steroids In the world of sports it's not rare to see athletes give their all for the love of the game. From sunrise to sundown they practice everyday to perfect their game. Then there are those who take an alternative route, call it cheating. These athletes are taking performance enhancers such as creatine, androstenedione and worst of all, anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions)....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Steroid Use in Sports - Steroid Use in Sports Steroid use has become very common in the world of athletics. Steroids are no longer just used by body builders. Steroids are now becoming widely used in all sports such as baseball, football, track and field, and ice hockey. Steroids have become easy for just about anyone to get their hands on them. This has become a serious problem that needs to be taken care of immediately. A steroid is a laboratory-made version of the human hormone testosterone, which is primarily found in males....   [tags: Papers Steroids Drugs Essays]
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Harm Caused by Steroids in the MLB - Opening day isn’t even here yet, and already we have enough controversy to last us the whole season. At a time when we’d much rather be thinking about the smell of fresh cut grass, hot dogs and pennant dreams, we’re forced to deal with a far darker issue. Now more than ever, there is alarming suspicion concerning apparent steroid drug use in Major League Baseball. As an avid baseball watcher and player of the game for twelve years this scandal is of great concern to me. In the time to come I will be informing you of how steroid use has tarnished baseball’s image, allowed for more records to be broken unfairly and the harmful effects it has on your body....   [tags: Baseball Performance Enhancing Drugs] 747 words
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The Effects Of Anabolic Steroids - The Effects of Anabolic Steroids You've seen them, and you thought you knew what was going on. The muscle-heads at the gym, the all-star basketball player, the amazing offensive tackle, and the lightning fast swimmer. All of them used steroids, and you knew it. They were all unnaturally strong, and looked like gods. But what you could not see is the terrible side effects which come through the use of anabolic steroids. These powerful drugs have both positive and negative results from their use....   [tags: essays research papers] 1040 words
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Steroids Use in Sports: Morally Wrong and Deadly - Throughout the history of athletics, athletes have searched for ways to make themselves better, faster, and stronger. Steroid use is one of the most popular choices among these athletes. Steroids are synthetic hormones that produce specific physiological effects on one's body and have been used since the 1930s (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Although the German Scientists who discovered steroids did not intend to use it for body building or to create better athletes, steroid use has developed into a controversial subject concerning the health of users and other moral issues....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]
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The Effects of Anabolic Steroids - The Effects of Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids have recently become a serious problem because of the excessive overuse and/or abuse of the illicit drugs. The problem began mostly with professional athletes, such as weight lifters, body builders, and long distance runners. Although there are many dangers associated with the use of the drugs, they can have great effects on the athletes' performances in competitions. Anabolic steroid use can, in fact, increase muscle strength and endurance, which gives the user advantages over the nonuser....   [tags: Papers] 422 words
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The Use of Anabolic Steroids - The Use of Anabolic Steroids During the past decade, anabolic steroid abuse became a national concern. These drugs are used illicitly by weight lifters, body builders, long distance runners, cyclists, and others who claim that these drugs give them a competitive advantage and/or improve their physical appearance. Overall youth steroid use remains alarmingly high. According to the 1999 Monitoring the Future Study, the percentage of eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders who reported using steroids at least once in their lives has increased steadily over the past four years (an average of 1.8 percent in 1996, 2.1 percent in 1997, 2.3 percent in 1998, and 2.8 percent in 1999)....   [tags: Papers] 1196 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use Must be Stopped - Athletic competition has been part of society since the early beginnings of man. Gladiators, wrestlers, and sprinters are some the early types of athletes that competed. Mankind seems to have been born with a desire to compete; every man feels the need to have dominance over another man. These facts are even apparent in today's society. Now there are all kinds of sports to choose from, and many of these sports are played at a professional level. These sporting events give individuals that chance to be the better of another person, just as the earlier ones did....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 2126 words
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Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes - As society merges from day to day and norms get more in percentage >there >are many things that are corrupting the American society. Of those many >things, there is the word that many people are familiar with and that is the >word "drugs". Many drugs come into the United States and flood each state >and town from North to South. In 1995 Newsweek came out with an estimate >that over 85% of teenagers have used or are using drugs at this present >time. >I am going to discuss one of the most dangerous types of drugs that is used >as a medical advancement as well as a lethal drug to young teens....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2336 words
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Use of Anabolic Steroids by Athletes - Within every gym and athletic practice across the United States there are secrets. These secrets are kept by public gyms, membership health clubs and even high school sports. This secret is killing our youth and disrupting the sportsmanship of not only the United States, but also on an international level. What I am referring to is the use of anabolic steroids. This epidemic is spreading through our country like a wildfire. It is going unnoticed and misunderstood. Even our government has not found the money the man power or the time to deal with this killer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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steroids - Q. I have patients previously diagnosed as Asthma who are now classified as COPD. Should I keep them on inhaled steroids. A. If you have a strong suspicion that your patient has COPD rather than asthma (smoking history, progressive shortness of breath), then you should slowly reduce the dose of inhaled steroids (over several months - e.g. 25% reduction every 2-3 months). In most patients with COPD you will be able to withdraw the inhaled steroid completely, without any increase in symptoms or change in lung function....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Steroids - Steroids, what they are why people use them What are anabolic steroids. “Anabolic steroids are a group molecules that include the male sex hormone testosterone and synthetic analogs of testosterone” (Taylor,1991) Anabolic steroids are used by many people in sports today due to the rapid increase in muscle mass. Anabolic steroids are made synthetically and are very powerful. “Recent evidence suggests that there may be over 3,000,000 regular anabolic steroid users in the United States and most of these users buy there steroids illegally” (Taylor,1991) I am interested in finding out more about steroids and its effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 944 words
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Steroids - Steroids      "I just wanted to boost my performance." These are the words spoken by numerous athletes who have been captured using steroids. The continuous stress and pressure on athletes to perform well has caused some to breakdown and take steroids as an easy way to bulk up. Steroids amongst athletes is not the only problem. Other reasons for taking steroids may be to heal injury, improve appearance, or for various social factors. High School is definitely tough on self-esteem for teenagers who look to fit in....   [tags: Performance Drugs Sports Research Essays] 1016 words
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Use of Steroids in Baseball - Use of Steroids in Baseball Since Major League Baseball all-star Ken Caminiti openly admitted to Sports Illustrated to have used steroids during his career, steroid use as a muscle and performance enhancer has been uncovered and become a big issue Major League Baseball is wrestling with. The “ongoing and delicate subject, baseball’s dirty, little secret that is no secret anymore,” is a huge and growing problem (Curry B20). Now that light has been shed on the issue, critics are beginning to realize the magnitude of this problem and do not like it....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Steroids - Steroids In the past three decades, steroids has been becoming a serious problem more than ever in the athletic field. Steroids are anabolic drug "to build" growth hormones that include the androgens (male sex hormones) principally testosterone and estrogen and progestogens (female sex hormones). Steroids were first developed for medical purposes. They're used in controlling inflammation, strengthening weakened hearts, preventing conception, and alleviating symptoms of arthritis and asthma. Unfortunately research has shown that steroids have been abused in almost every kind of sport....   [tags: social issues] 539 words
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Mistakes People Make With Steroids - Mistakes People Make With Steroids Most people have the goal and dream to have the perfect body. They believe they will be more popular, or attractive if they achieve the body that they desire. But what lengths will people go to, to get the perfect body. One of the biggest problems in sports today, as many people know, is Steroids. Steroids can do wonders for your body, not only on the positive side, but the negative side as well. We all know they work, but are we willing to risk our health and life to get stronger and bigger....   [tags: essays research papers] 1178 words
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Is Steroid use the Price of Fame? - Motivation plays an important role in the success of an athlete. However, motivation is not easily achieved or maintained. Reasons vary why people chase their dreams or even so so far as to break the law to achieve their goals. Is it the chase. Is it the intrinsic reward of a personal accomplishment. Is it an extrinsic reward of fame and fortune that comes with success. All of these reasons are possible answers to why people do what they do. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein pursued his dream "for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body."(Shelley 233) When the doctor was finished his creation was not what he had anticipated....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Body Builders and Athletes: The Methods and Treatments of Anabolic Steroids - Literature Review Testosterone is responsible for a males physical and emotional maturity, it regulates sperm growth, cognitive abilities, aggression, and sexual arousal among many things. Muscle development is by far the most adhered topic though when it comes to testosterone. Synthetic testosterone, known as anabolic steroids, has a bad connotation given to it when discussed. Since its discovery in 1935, synthetic productions of this male hormone have been advanced and used by all ages and genders....   [tags: synthetic testosterone, experiment]
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Teenagers and Steroids Use - Many American teenagers would do just about anything, including using steroids, to become bigger, stronger, and faster. "They are playing a risky game of chemical roulette and their credo: Die young, die strong" (Schrof, 55). And that is exactly what they are doing; teenage boys are literally dying to look like the bodybuilders and sports heroes on T.V. Steroids are very dangerous drugs and should have no place in the lives of America's youth. Most steroids that are used today are anabolic steroids - or more precisely, anabolic/androgenic steroids....   [tags: Drugs, Athletes, Sports]
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Steroids - Steroids were first developed in the 1930's. The Germans first experimented on dogs and then on their own soldiers in the World War II, as well as used them on their prisoners to help them stay healthy because they suffered from significant malnutrition. Then in the 1950's many Russian and European athletes began to find that steroids were very beneficial to their goals and soon after began dominating the sport of power lifting, crushing previous world records. In the mid 1950's it was proven that testosterone was the reason behind the improved athletic ability by Dr....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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Steroids - Steroid use in Major League Baseball is a topic of growing concern. Over the past few months, different allegations toward certain superstars and their involvement with illegal anabolic steroids have surfaced. From books written by ex-ballplayers to accusations by ex-trainers of the players, steroids are clearly all over the teams clubhouses when it shouldn’t be. Steroids connection with Major League Baseball today should clearly not be allowed because it gives the users a decisive edge over the clean players, it sets a bad example for the children that look up to the ball players, and most importantly it will eventually kill you....   [tags: essays research papers] 568 words
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Steroids "a Dangerous Game" - What are steroids. Steroids are a drug that are mainly used by people who are involved in sports. They are also used by people who are affiliated with making themselves stronger.Steroids are drugs that are injected into the body, usually through the anus with hypodermic needles.The drug is chemical hormone. Steroids control growth, metabolism, and blood chemistry. The two main kinds of steroids are corticosteroids and sex steroids. Corticosteroids are released by the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids help to regulate protein and carbohydrate metabolism....   [tags: essays research papers] 953 words
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Use of Steroids by Athletes - Athletes, whether they are young or old, professional or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponents. The desire for an "edge" exists in all sports, at all levels of play. Successful athletes rely on practice and hard work to increase their skill, speed, power, and ability. However, some athletes resort to drugs to improve their performance on the field or the court. You may have heard them called 'roids, juice, hype, or pump.’ Anabolic steroids are powerful drugs that many people take in high doses to boost athletic performance....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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Steroids - Have you ever thought of doing serious weight training to give yourself a better muscular build. Have you ever thought steroids would be a helpful tool in doing so. If you have you must know that steroids are a deadly and illegal drug. After reading my paper I hope that the thought of using steroids will leave your mind forever and encourage you to keep others of them. To understand why you should stay off steroids you must first know what steroids are. The steroid of which you hear most are called, “anabolic steroids.” This kind of steroid is called anabolic because anabolic means, “building up.” They can also be called, “juice”(Mohun 21)....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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Steroids - Steroids Testosterone was often referred to as the "male hormone", It is responsible for the development of the male characteristics such as lowering of the voice, hair growth, and because the male body produces much more of it than the female. However, it is responsible for stimulating quite a few other processes. Steroids are a very large class of compounds, which occur in all animalsalso. The steroids used by athletes are mostly androgenic steroids: steroids, which act like testosterone....   [tags: essays research papers] 2108 words
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Steroids - Steroids Win, win, win that's what its all about. Being the best and wining at all cost, no matter what it takes. "In recent years, athletic competition has intensified to the point that increasing numbers of athletes are striving to upgrade their performances with the desire to be recognized as the "best". Because players want to play, coaches want to win, and spectators demand to be entertained, the game is no longer about dreams, discipline, and competing, it is about illusions, deception, and winning....   [tags: Papers] 1819 words
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Anabolic and Androgenic Steroids - The first performance enhancing drugs I’ll talk about are Anabolic and androgenic steroids. Anabolic and androgenic steroids are synthetic drugs that duplicate male sex hormones such as testosterone. “Anabolic” is a muscle building steroid, and “androgenic” is built to increase masculinity. Steroids are a class of drugs. Steroids are only legal when prescribed. They are used on patients who have problems such as delayed puberty. Other uses for steroids include treatment of allergies, impotence, and asthma....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs] 430 words
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Athletes and Anabolic Steroids - Sports and the spirit of competition have been valued by the human race for centuries. Today, sports are enjoyed globally by millions of people on amateur and professional levels. Unfortunately, the desire to win and exceed in the athletic field has led to the development and use of anabolic steroids. I believe that the use of anabolic steroids should be completely banned in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, to preserve the spirit of honest competition, and to take away the temptation from future athletes to use steroids....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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Use of Steroids by Athletes -     A survey was presented to 198 U.S athletes with the following scenario. You are offered a banned performance enhancing substance that comes with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2). You will win every competition you enter for the next five years and then you will die from the side effects of the substance. Would you take it. More than half the athletes said yes. As we can infer from the above survey, a large number of professional athletes are willing to risk their lives for the chance of victory and recognition....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]
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Steroids - What are Steroids. Until the year 1935 scientists never knew that testosterone steroids were associated with an increase in muscle production. During the next two years scientists found through research with dogs that in certain circumstances steroids had an increase on muscle mass production. There are three major divisions of steroids: corticosteroids, estrogens and progestogens, androgens. Corticosteroids are found in both prescription and non-prescription creams that are used to control rashes and itches....   [tags: essays research papers] 1199 words
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Steroids - A bloodcurdling high-pitched squeal followed by the sound of flesh tearing disrupts the humid and misty environment. The ground shakes as the smell of blood draws in the masses, a feeding frenzy soon follows. Competitions have been held on planet Earth since the beginning of time. Humans began to compete as soon as we laid foot upon our beautiful planet. At first, our competitions were held to see who would eat, who would drink, or to see who would reproduce. Human competition was about life or death and only the strong were guaranteed survival....   [tags: essays research papers] 2856 words
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The Use of Steroids in Athletics - The Use of Steroids in Athletics So many athletes strive their hardest to be the best. The best athletes in the world spend hours upon hours in the gym, on the field, or in the weight room, and still have plenty of room to improve. However, there is a much easier and faster way through all of those strenuous hours of practice. Instead of spending all of your precious hours of the day practicing, running and lifting just pop a couple of Androstine pills with a gulp of water and go work out for a hour or so....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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Steroids Use Among Athletes -   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]
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Steroids in Professional Athletics - Steroids in Professional Athletics Just take the shot. It will help you this season; you will be able to do things that you never would have thought possible. Will taking steroids really help your performance as a professional athlete. Many professional athletes find that this is the best way to enhance their athletic abilities but it only promotes physical damage in the long run. If the use of steroids isn't stopped by professional leagues it just shows that they don't care about their athletes and will continue to watch many of them drop like flies from physical damage caused by steroids....   [tags: Sports Drugs Health Argumentative Essays]
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Androgenic-anabolic steroids - Introduction Androgenic-anabolic steroids are artificial drugs that are brought about to duplicate the effects of the male hormone testosterone. They are typically used to alter athletic activity, however researches have verified them to generate major health issues. The unfavorable effects that emerge from the abuse of anabolic steroids have been a concept concerning scientists for many years. In this literature review health issues that appear specifically in male athletes will be addressed. Sperm count in the reproductive system, left ventricular size in the cardiovascular system, and the behavioral issue of aggression will be given a closer look in order to illustrate to readers what has...   [tags: Drugs]
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Effects Of Anobolic Steroids - The Effects of Anabolic Steroids You’ve all seen them, the enormously large muscle-heads at the gym, the participates of the World’s Strongest Man Competition, the amazing offensive tackles, and the lightning fast runners. They were all unnaturally strong, and looked like gods. You tend to obsess over how beautiful their bodies are, how strong they are, or how fast they can run. All you can think about is reaching that level of athletic excellence, and nothing will hold you back. At times like these some people tend to take the quick fit to get closer to their idols, in the form of steroids....   [tags: essays research papers] 1390 words
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Steroids in Sports Today - Steroids in Sports Today      The United State is a country that thrives on competition. We idolize our sports stars and practically make major athletic events holidays. Children grow up with their favorite athletes plastered to the wall of their bedrooms and dream that one day they will be the next Barry Bonds, Shaqullie O'Neal, or Tom Brady. Professional athletes train year-round to be in ideal psychical shape in order to perform their best. But what happens when their best just isn't good enough....   [tags: Athletes Athletics Drugs Performance Enhancing]
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Against Steroids in Sports - Missing Works Cited “…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....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs Atheltics] 2231 words
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Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids - Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids "How can I build muscle, boost my performance and lose fat?" This question has generated hundred of books and magazine titles. Many people even risk their health in a chance to look "buff." If you spend the time reading these articles you will certainly find no shortage of proposed answers, complete with picture documentation of the results with the use sport supplements. Even recreational athletes who might play softball on the weekend or shoot a game of hoops on occasion find it hard to resist the messages that promise the bigger muscles, and thinner body, and all from a bottle or pill....   [tags: Papers] 469 words
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steroids - Twenty years ago, when I was a competing professional athlete, I spoke publicly of the frustration of feeling pressured to use anabolic steroids. I felt pressured to compete in an environment where I and many others believed there was an unbridled problem. I mentioned the prevalence of use in adolescents and commented on the training advantage using these drugs gave competitors. At that time, NFL management denied the extent of the problem and little was done. The NFL, to its credit, in 1987 started its non-punitive testing program and proclaimed it was considering random testing....   [tags: essays research papers] 883 words
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Steroids in Professional Athletics - Steroids in Professional Athletics Imagine this. The year is 1999 and the New York Jets are playing the Minnesota Vikings in the last Super Bowl of the twentieth century. It is late in the fourth quarter, the score is Jets 21, Vikings 20. The Vikings are faced with a crucial fourth and one with a minute, ten left to play in the fourth quarter. The Vikings decide it’s do or die and are forced to go for it. The teams come to the line of scrimmage and the quarterback starts his cadence....   [tags: Papers] 1381 words
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Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org) PREVIEW POINTS: A....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 1462 words
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What are Anabolic Steroids? - What are Anabolic Steroids. Anabolic steroids - or more precisely, anabolic/androgenic steroids - belong to a group known as ergogenic, or so-called "performance-enhancing," drugs. They are synthetic derivatives of testosterone, a natural male hormone. "Anabolic" means growing or building. "Androgenic" means "masculinizing or generating male sexual characteristics. Most healthy males produce between 2 and 10 milligrams of testosterone a day. http://www2.msstate.edu/~jnd2/index.html Reasons for Steroid Use The most common reasons people use anabolic steroids are to: increase muscle mass increase strength train harder reduce the recovery time needed aft...   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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Athletes and Anabolic Steroids - Women Athletes and Anabolic Steroids I. Introduction Anabolic steroids have been around since the 1930s. While they started out solely for medical purposes, they have now become widely accepted for recreational endeavors and heightened athletic performance. Though highly accepted, they are still very illegal without a written prescription. While they have surpassed their medical uses and found their way into top athletes and body builders, they have also crossed the gender barrier. Men are not the only users anymore....   [tags: Women Athletics Essays]
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Use of Steroids in Sports - As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular among athletes, many of them don't understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscle, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking these supplements is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic steroids are the quickest known way for male athletes to improve their bodies and excel in sports, but not necessarily the safest. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol defines anabolic steroids as "the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone; they are properly called anabolic-androgen steroids because they have both body building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects." Anabolic steroids have been around for many years, dating back to the 1930's, where they were primarily used to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Sports Athletics Drugs] 996 words
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ANABOLIC STEROIDS - Anabolic steroids are drugs containing, or hormone-like substances, that are used to increase strength and promote muscle growth. They were first developed in the 1930s in Europe to treat undernourished patients and to promote healing after surgery. Competitive weightlifters began using steroids in the 1950s as a way to increase their athletic performance. Use gradually spread throughout the world among athletes in other has been estimated that at least one in 15 male high school seniors in the United States--more than a half-million boys--has used steroids....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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Anabolic Steroids - Steroids Probably one of the biggest stories in the news today is steroids in Major League Baseball. This is one of the reasons that I chose to do my research paper on steroids. I knew that it would not be hard to find information on the issue. I also needed to have a topic that relates to my service learning project. This is helping coach a high school track and field team. And as you will read later, I talk about steroids with high school athletes. I also wanted to improve my knowledge on the subject, so that if I ever did have a conversation with someone about the issue, I would be educated enough to have an argument, if it came to that....   [tags: Sports Athletics essays research papers] 1564 words
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids In today’s society, athletes are revered as heroes. There is immense pressure to be the best. Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge, even if it means compromising their health. For almost three decades, athletes have been supplementing their strength program with anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. To be sure, anabolic steroids are effective supplements to strength training programs, but there is no doubt that the consequences can be deleterious....   [tags: Health Sports Essays]
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