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Have you ever wondered how some athletes have gotten so good at a certain sport? Have you ever thought about what they did in order for them to get this good? For some the answer is simple; workout and train. But for others the answer is different; the use of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids. There are some people that argue that steroids should be legalized and allowed in professional sports. Other people argue that steroids should not be allowed. Today I am going to state my opinion and justify my reason. Steroids should not be allowed in professional sports because it can be very dangerous to the athlete’s health, it is a way to gain and un-fair advantage and it can be dangerous in both social and physical aspects. The first reason why I think that steroids should not be allowed in professional sports is because it can be very dangerous to the athlete’s health. Athlete’s that use steroids are more likely to have heart attacks, liver cancer and have high levels of “bad” cholesterol. The use of anabolic steroids can weaken the immune system.1 This shows that athletes are not going up or down. At the same time they are working hard and maintaining their healthy body they are also risking their lives. The athlete worked hard their whole life to maintain their health and body and when they take steroids they are putting all the hard work to waste. “As part of a 2010 NIDA-funded study, teens were asked if they ever tried steroids-even once. Only 1.1% of 8th graders, 1.6% of 10th graders, and 2.0% of 12th graders ever tried steroids.”2 This statistic shows that as a person gets older they are more likely to try steroids. Furthermore it also shows that at a very young age some people begin to try steroids and start risking... ... middle of paper ... ... athlete can go into depression and then eventually do many dangerous things such as commit suicide. I think that steroids should not be legal in professional sports because it can be very dangerous to an athlete’s health; it is un-fair and is dangerous in social aspects as well. These are the reasons why I think steroids should not be allowed in professional sports. In professional sports the game should be played as fair as possible without any cheating or any problems. Steroids are currently illegal in Canada. Works Cited 1. Latyonia F. Cha Cha. Cha Cha Search, Inc (Cha Cha UK), 2009. n.d. 2. n.p. WebM., NIDA. 2005. 2011 3. NIDA. NIDA FOR TEENS. (United States Department of Health), October 2011 4. L.K Regan. REAL JOCK. October, 29th, 2008 5. David Fairlchild. PROCON. (International Symposium For Olympic Research) Feb. 1992 6. Dr. Hrvacic. YAHOO ANSWERS. 2008
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