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Steroids Impact on Major League Baseball - Since at least the 1980’s performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been a major challenge in the world of Major League Baseball, and past trends indicate they will continue to pose an ongoing problem. A number of the most prominent and accomplished professional baseball players, such as Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Roger Clemens, are also the most famous examples of baseball players who have broken longstanding records, attracted countless numbers of fans, and allegedly have taken performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: PED, Drugs, Illegal]
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Appearance and Steroids - Appearance and Steroids Why does our appearance have such an impact on our lifestyles. Do people need huge muscles and beautiful bodies to be noticed. Many people feel we do, and that's why steroid use is at its highest. People still use the drug even though they know the risks. Is this shortcut for muscular gain worth sickness, disease or fatality. People should understand what steroids do to their bodies and minds before they decide to use the drug. The consumption of steroids has a negative effect on the body and people that use steroids are destroying their lives....   [tags: Papers] 2853 words
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Steroids and Sports - Steroids and Sports Steroids, ever since their introduction into the sports world five decades ago, they have been a controversial issue (WebMD medical news). Anabolic performance dates as far back as the original Olympic Games. Today walking into any gym you will find some one who is using steroids or some kind of enhancement supplement. Anabolic steroids are so popular with athletes from high School level all the way up to the top. For the past fifty years, athletes around the world use steroids to gain muscle mass, and along with regular work-outs try to achieve the results they desire....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Drugs Essays]
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Steroids in Sports - Steroids in Sports The phrase, life is not fair, is a very true saying. It is true in life as well as other things you may encounter in your lifetime, including sports. The sports world is not exactly fair due to many reasons, especially because of legal and illegal steroid use. There are different types of steroids used in sports, and most are very controversial, many different groups use them as well. Finally, they have many harmful side-affects. An anabolic steroid is one of a group of synthetic steroid hormones that promote growth of muscles, as well as other tissue in the body (White)....   [tags: Free Essays] 419 words
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Steroids In Sport - In the world of sports it is not rare to see athletes give their heart and soul 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. Now athletes are taking performance enhancers such as creatine, androstenedione and worst of all, anabolic steroids.Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions). Anabolic steroids are the ones that are abused to build muscle mass or to make your workout longer....   [tags: essays research papers] 693 words
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Steroids in Baseball - Anabolic and androgenic steroids come in many different forms. The most popular form is a pill and is easy to take. The draw back of the pill is it is hard on the liver and kidneys because it passes through the system in a couple of hours. Another popular form is cream. The cream’s advantage is it is easy to apply and is less harmful to the body. The draw back is it is very ineffective. The last form is injection. Injecting straight into the muscle gives the best results. Most serious athletes that use enhancement drugs take pills every day of their cycle and inject three times a week....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Creatine and Androstenedione: Myth vs. Reality - Creatine and Androstenedione: Myth vs. Reality What if there was a drug you could take that guaranteed increased energy and strength. Not only that, but it came in an easy-to-swallow capsule, it could safely and naturally increase your level of testosterone, (the most potent of muscle building hormones), and it would be perfectly legal to buy and relatively inexpensive. The sellers of creatine and androstenedione (pronounced androe-steen-die-own) make these sorts of claims although there are no long-term studies of the effectiveness or safety of these drugs....   [tags: Steroids] 1501 words
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Steroids in Baseball - “Steroids in Baseball” Today in the United States, millions and millions of kids, teens, and adults watch and play in the sport of baseball. It is probably the number one sport looked upon and what is happening to it is a bit discouraging. Players have started “cheating” by using steroids to help them play stronger and better. They are in league where you have to be the best at what you do to play, and if your using drugs to cheat your way in, then it ruins the ethics of the game of baseball....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
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steroids in Baseball - Steroids in Baseball: The Future of Baseball It was a warm, sultry night in September. The fans were crazed in anticipation as Mark McGwire stepped to the plate. With a gentle stretch, he paused, patiently poised, waiting for what would eventually be the greatest hit baseball had ever seen. The pitcher, Steve Trachsel, came set. He shot a determined look to the dirt. In a rivalry such as this (Cubs, Cardinals) he did not want to be the one to give up the great number 62. He cocked his arm back, to let loose what would be an eighty-eight mile an hour fastball that most men would not see fly by, but Big Mac was not most men....   [tags: essays research papers] 1164 words
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Andro & Steroids - In the passed few years there has been an increase in the popularity of performance-enhancing supplements that are used by athletes. Some of the most popular of these supplements are creatine and androstenedione. They are used by some very famous athletes in professional sports. There are many problems that go along with using these supplements that are not only health-wise, but also the message that is being sent to children involved in youth athletics. Athletes today are not thinking of what kind effects will happen to them in the long run....   [tags: essays research papers] 3083 words
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Competitive Edge - Ever since the dawn of man, it has become quite clear that the human race, as a species, contains the very prominent animal instinct to combat against one another. Whether it be to win a competition, intimidate others, or simply impress a woman, it is obvious that our species embraces its natural design to compete. However, some go to greater lengths than others to reach the desired dominant status. Humanity, in hopes of gaining the most “competitive edge” and triumphing in the quest to excel and stand out among peers, has attempted in every way to obtain the physical prowess which their adversaries lack....   [tags: Steroids] 745 words
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Physical Appearance and the Use of Steroids - Physical Appearance and the Use of Steroids It is hard to deny the fact that a good body will get you more attention. Women have always wanted the perfect body and would do just about anything to get it. These days, women are not the only ones concerned with their image. Studies have shown that more and more men are worrying about their appearance, especially because of peer pressure. However, there are fewer things for men to do in order to get well built, muscular bodies. This means that in many cases, men must turn to steroids....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Steroids Affecting America's Favoirite Past Time - Steroids Affecting America’s Favorite Past Time Steroids made its way into MLB in the 1980s until the early 1990s. Unfortunately, steroids have had a negative impact on the game of baseball. It has changed the image of the game and the players who play it. Steroids affect the players’ health and appearance and, of course, gives them an unfair advantage over the other players. Steroids can also lead to severe drug addiction problems. Taking steroids is another form of cheating and without a doctor’s prescription it’s against the law....   [tags: MLB, homeruns, players]
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The Effects of Steroids Are More Serious than People Think - ... When the bone plates are completely fused, growth is finished. Furthermore, over-treatment with steroids can result in growth deceleration (slowing of the rate of growth) and increased risk of HIV and Hepatitis. Because anabolic steroid users often do not have access to appropriate amounts of clean and sterile needles, or do not follow appropriate injection protocol, there is an increased risk of contracting HIV or other bloodborne pathogens(Association Against Steroid Abuse)". Increased risk of hair loss including facial, leg and arm hair....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs] 2234 words
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The Increased Use of Steroids in Athletics - The Increased Use of Steroids in Athletics In the past three decades, steroids have become a serious problem in the athletic field. The demand for it has increased within recent years and the prices shot up since the mid-1980's. The smuggling of steroids into the United States increases every year. The methods have become easy. Simple methods such as stashing it inside a teddy bear, sneaking it across the Mexican border inside shampoo bottles have worked. These type of steroids are anabolic drugs that build growth hormones that include testosterone, which are the male sex hormones that improve performance....   [tags: Papers] 871 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics - Canadian track star Ben Johnson was denied his gold medal in the 1988 Olympics after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. This incident sparked worldwide attention to the extent of anabolic steroid use. To date, the International Olympic Committee has barred the use of seventeen anabolic steroids. Other organizations, including The National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association's International Amateur Athletic Federation, and the International Federation of Body Builders have followed suit....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 1891 words
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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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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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Using Anamoblic Steroids can be Harmful, Sections of a Research - ... It provides a list of commonly used anabolic steroids, classified into whether they are injected or taken orally. It gives a little information on the benefits of steroids for athletes (improved performance), and the health risks/ side effects in men and women respectively (such as organ damage and hormone imbalances). This information is relevant because it provides information on the side effects and reasoning behind steroid use, information which I used in my project. I trusted this website as it is a medical foundation, and because the article lists its source as The National Institute of Drug Abuse, whose information would definitely be valid....   [tags: teenage boys, muscle] 1281 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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Shouls Steroids be Legal? Personal Opinion Essay - Let’s even out the playing field. . If you thought Bill Romanowski was the only player in the game to use steroids, then chances are you’ve never played against Liberty Hill. Steroids are the source of size and mass. I am a firm believer that Coach Craig Slaughter’s summer program can make you bigger, faster, and stronger. But imagine if instead of one summer, you had a whole year. Well, one summer with steroids and can easily make that theoretical one whole year happen. Most people have an immaculate misconception about steroids, mostly because of the media....   [tags: Sports, Enhancement, Testosterone]
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Steroid Use By Athletes Should be Banned -      It is amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to sometimes get the extra edge on the competition. Most of the time people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the use of steroids in a person’s life.      Steroids became an option to athletes in the Olympics and other major sporting events during the 1950’s. But this use of steroids among athletes only became widely apparent when Canadian sprint runner Ben Johnson tested positive for steroid use after winning the gold medal for the one hundred-meter dash during the 1988 Olympics (Francis, 45)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Steroids 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 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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 "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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids "Anabolic steroids" is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (androgens). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), and also have some other effects. The term "anabolic steroids" will be used through-out this report because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is "anabolic-androgenic" steroids. Anabolic steroids were developed in the late 1930s primarily to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testes do not produce sufficient testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Papers Research Drugs Essays] 4384 words
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports - The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping] 816 words
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