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Pressure To Use Steroids

- We all have seen a bodybuilders physic, whether it was in a magazine, the media, or in the gym. As we despise their freakish look we still wish that we had a body like them. But the reason we don’t look like that is because we know that the long term effects of steroids in will damage our bodies. Steroids have been a common use throughout human history since 1889. The fact that it’s illegal doesn’t seem to bother many users. Generations today are more reliant on this drug for various reasons, without realizing the consequences and long term effects that can result....   [tags: Steroids]

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Anabolic Steroids in Major League Baseball

- Major League Baseball’s (MLB) commissioners are debating about the anabolic steroids situation that is occurring in professional baseball today. To many professionals are getting accused of using the harmful drug. Professional baseball players are getting tested twice a year for anabolic substances throughout the course of the regular season. In order to stop steroids in MLB, commissioners should pass random drug testing. Tony Larussa stated, “By having random drug tests, it would make the game of baseball true once again.” Steroids are ruining the game of baseball, and the commissioners need to decide on something soon....   [tags: Steroids]

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The Steroids Epidemic

- What is the first thing that comes to mind when steroids are discussed. Is it positive. Negative. What comes to mind for me is the vision of an extremely large man with bulging muscles like we see in bodybuilding competitions. These types of images are becoming extremely commonplace in society today, and also increasingly disturbing considering just a few short years ago the ‘bodybuilder’s body’ was just a niche in the sports world. But what drove this movement. There is no way to possibly limit this phenomenon into one single cause, but rather I can hazard a guess as to what I believe may be at the root of this ideal change....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Essays]

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The Steroids Era

- When people think of the steroid era in baseball today, they usually think of two notorious players: Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. In the prime time of their careers, they would have extraordinary and record breaking seaons. Both of them, along with a few other players, broke the fifty home run mark during a single season, which had only been done a few times before them. “Between 1961 and 1994, only three players reached the fifty home run mark,” (“The Steroids Era”). The cause for this increased output was due to the increased strength of the players because of their steroid use....   [tags: baseball, steroids, addiction, court]

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Steroids Effects on baseball and the Players

- Steroids have taken over the game of baseball and more players are starting to get involved with them. Steroids are a big part of the Major League today in 2014, yet they entered the game of baseball through trainer Curtis Wenzlaff in 1992. Players and the game’s images are ravaged when they become caught up in steroids. Some of the best players to ever play the game of baseball have been caught up in steroids, including Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire. Players with this level of skill are supposed to be role models for younger kids, yet younger kids see that they used steroids and are tempted to use them....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs, MLB]

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Anabolic Steroids Should Be Legal

- Growing up, I looked up to guys like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds. They were some of the best players to ever play the game. In the recent years, it was revealed that these players were taking anabolic steroids throughout their career. I always thought with hard work and dedication, I could be just like them, but that was not possible because they were all cheating to get an edge. Anabolic steroids were added to the list of Class III Substances in the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990....   [tags: Legalize anabolic steroids, 2015]

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The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports

- The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports They’re among the world’s most controversial drugs. Not Heroin, Ganja, Coke or Crystal Meth, but Anabolic Steroids. Steroids are medical treatments that come in two varieties: Anabolic Steroids and Corticosteroids. These are both synthetic versions of hormones produced naturally in the body but they perform two completely different tasks. Corticosteroids are used by doctors to decrease inflammation. Anabolic Steroids are the familiar term for the synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone....   [tags: drugs, heroin, meth, anabolic steroids]

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Should Steroids be Allowed for Open Use to the Public?

- The penalty for trafficking anabolic steroids is up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, and this is only if it’s your first-offense (DeNoon 1). Second-offense trafficking can result in double the penalty (DeNoon 1). Anabolic steroids are (non-prescribed) steroids used for increasing human growth hormone (HGH) levels within the body. These types of steroids were first created in the 1930s and were originally used to treat children suffering from delayed growth. Should steroids be allowed for open use to the public....   [tags: anabolic steroids, tetosterone levels ]

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Athletes, Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Anabolic Steroids

- There are many types of steroids abused by athletes in order to increase their muscle mass and strength. Though steroids have a negative reputation, there are some that can be beneficial to athletes and certain patients. There are types of steroids called corticosteroids that have more medical uses to them and another type called anabolic-androgenic steroids that have a more limited medical use. The anabolic-androgenic are usually the steroids that are being abused by athletes (Bigelow, par.10)....   [tags: Athletes and Anabolic Steroids]

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Anabolic Steroids are Ruining Major League Baseball

- Major League Baseball (MLB) has widely been regarded as America’s pastime for the longest time, however it is now becoming known as the sport tainted by one thing, anabolic steroids. An anabolic steroid is related to the natural steroid, testosterone. They are able to stimulate growth in the muscle tissue. They usually increase muscle mass and strength. The MLB has created some of the most historic American icons, such as Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. Players like them showed us what it was like to play baseball the right way....   [tags: Major League Baseball, steroids, ]

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Steroids : Sports And Steroids

- Shawn Smith Mrs. Skoric English 11, Period 2 25 February 2015 Sports and Steroids What are steroids. Steroids are a group of hormones related to testosterone that have many medical advantages. They can be used to build muscles and cell tissue. There is one group of steroids that athletes and many others that depend on their bodies for their income often abuse, called anabolic steroids (AAS). These drugs can change a person’s physical appearance and also excels the way an athlete performs. The use of steroids for those purposes is not legal and it is also very dangerous....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Hypertension]

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No Steroids In Baseball

- In baseball there has always been a steroid issue. In the years since 2005 the problem has expanded. Many more players are now using these drugs to boost their performance. I think that steroids are products that should be absolutely illegal and no player at any time should be able to use them. Steroids are drugs commonly classified as anabolic, androgenic and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids like cortisone are drugs used to control inflammation, and do not build muscle. Anabolic steroids are used by athletes to bulk up and improve their performance....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Drugs Sports Essays Papers]

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Effects Of Anabolic Steroids And Steroids

- “It 's important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they 'll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating.” This was said by Paula Jane Radcliffe, a long-distance runner and Olympian. Cheating in sports is considered to be immoral. In sports there are many different forms of cheating. Whether it is illegal taping, bribes, or foul play, it is never the way to go....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Growth hormone]

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Should Baseball Players who Used Steroids be Allowed in The Hall of Fame?

- Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players. Even though many people agree with famous baseball athletes using steroids being in the Baseball Hall of Fame, other people disagree for many reasons because steroids are an illegal drug and the use of this drug should not be...   [tags: manny ramirez, baseball, steroids]

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The Negative Effects of Anabolic Steroids

- The intent of this essay is to show that steroids have many negative effects and that steroids, and other natural supplements, should be closely studied by the FDA.  This essay will also support the claim that the professional sports industry needs to eliminate steroid use and set a good example for younger athletes.      Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.  Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body.  Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body.  Testosterone is a male growth hormone.  While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously s...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids

- The Safety of Using Anabolic Steroids Even if you didn't have any or little knowledge of steroids and were asked this question, you would probably answer no. Why. Would it be because a high school kid somewhere in California died from taking them. Or would it be because you read it in Readers Digest. Many people think you are selling your soul to the devil when you take steroids. There is an incredible amount of myths, misinformation, and misconceptions about anabolic steroid use and their dangers....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Essays]

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Consequences of Steroids in Sports

- Consequences of Steroids in Sports Every year high school, college, and professional athletes try to get just ?a little bigger,??a little stronger,. and to increase the amount of weights they lift by, ?just a few pounds.. To achieve these goals athletes often turn to anabolic steroids to aid them in achieving their goals. Anabolic steroids are a quick, but dangerous way to increase muscle mass, and they can carry many risks including some life threatening side affects. Years after taking steroids athletes can live to have serious heart problems, sterility, or possibly not even live, all because of foolish decisions they made in the past....   [tags: Sports Atheletes Steroids Essays]

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Use of Steroids in Sports

- When athletes compete for excellence in sports, the use of steroids or other supplements often times may be a cause for disqualification in a sports event. Many athletes today subscribe to the idea that steroids should be allowed in sports competition. They admit that steroid and supplement use enhances natural athletic ability and endurance and, thus, promotes athletes to perform better in competition. These same athletes are convinced that doctors and the government advance the “side effect” argument mostly as a scare tactic to preserve the “purity of athletic competition....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use Athletics]

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Steroid Use And Anabolic Steroids

- Steroid use has been spreading widely among athletes since the beginning of the original Olympic games. Steroids are known as performance –enhancing drugs. Athletes tend to use steroids to enhance their physical performance and improve their physical appearance. For example, bodybuilders use anabolic steroids to help them build muscle and recover faster. A big majority of people lack knowledge about steroids. In this article, I am going to talk about the sustainability of steroids to help the public get a better understanding about this enhancing drug....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids and Sports

- Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue.  Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement.  If you're not familiar with them, The 1994 Merrian-Webster Dictionary   defines an anabolic steroid as,  "any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles."             However, it's not just the athletes preparing for rigorous competition that have been using these drugs.  Business Weekly told of a study performed by the University of Illinois School of Public Health in which the results wer...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Addiction to Steroids in the Book Drugs and Sports by Rodney G. Peck

- ... “ We know steroids use among boys usually is more driven by appearance- related motives as opposed to performance enhancement, as we see with pro athletes” Blashill said,” the motives are a bit different”.In the book “ Drugs and Sports” the author Rodney G.Peck states that, “ when a person is addicted to the drug, he or she craves the drug. The person that he or she needs the drug to feel normal.” Performance enhancing drugs have a lot of health problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that,” the major side effects include liver and kidney damage, cancer, and high blood pressure.” You might say so is Ok i can beat all of those diseases, well probably you can but you might n...   [tags: gay and bisexuals, anabolic-androgenic steroids]

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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball

- Steroids Used in Major League Baseball In baseball there have always been problems with steroids damaging our most talented Major League Baseball players. Some 1995, the steroid problem has amplified. Many of these major league baseball players are now in taking harmful drugs that boost their performance. Steroid products that should not be used; illegal to use them. Mandatory drug testing should be part of Major League Baseball, and all other sports. Last year, random and anonymous tests were given to some of the MLB ’s players....   [tags: Steroids]

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Steroids Should Be Legal And Illegal Steroids

- “[Thirty percent] of college and professional athletes have used or currently use steroids, as do 10-20% of high school athletes” (“Anabolic Steroids”). These numbers are alarming, but there are two main reasons why this is occuring: people tend to belief steroids will improve their appearances, and athletes believe their athletic abilities will increase. However, most are not aware of the effects steroid use has on the body. Steroid use has dramatic effects on the user’s body and mind in many different ways....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Bodybuilding]

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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids

- Ever since Mark McGwire, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, broke the home run record of Roger Maris, a New York Yankee outfielder best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961, the media has been frantic.  This frenzy is not only about McGwire's accomplishment of hitting a Herculean seventy home runs but is about another subject, performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire is not only using creatine, but he is also taking androstenedione. Creatine is an amino acid that fuels muscle contraction and is produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas (Schrof 54).  Androstenedione is produced in the body by the gonads and adrenal glands in small amounts.  It is a sex steroid hormone that th...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Anabolic Steroid And Anabolic Steroids

- Anabolic Steroid Abuse Anabolic steroids are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. Both males and females have testosterone produced in their bodies. Males are in the testes, and females are in the ovaries and other tissues. The full name for this class of drugs is androgenic anabolic steroids. Some of the most abused steroids include Deca-Durabolin, Durabolin, Equipoise, and Winstrol. Deca-Durabolin is a highly used steroid that has very few androgenic properties which means it provides outstanding gains with undesirable side effects when used responsibly....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Puberty]

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Steroids Isn 't Win And Steroids

- Hayden Blake Mikey Villavicencio Mrs. Bixler AP Literature-7 3 December 2014 Steroids in Baseball “We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can 't win and steroids has put us in the position that it 's OK to cheat” (“Steroids Quotes”). Unfortunately, baseball has been plagued with the assistance of performance enhancing drugs to lengthen players careers, to boost statistics, and create an extraordinary ballplayer out of an average player. Contrary to the steroid abusers’ beliefs, steroids are not positively influencing any aspect of their game or personal life....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Anabolic steroid]

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The Use of Steroids in Sports

- The Use of Steroids in Sports Before the 1990's, athletes were unique. They were able to capitalize on their God-given talents, and make themselves famous based on their skill. But then something happened. Steroids began to play a bigger and bigger role in sports. No longer were the most naturally gifted athletes becoming the stars. Now, it can be said that whoever has the best pharmacist can be the best athlete. As the amount of performance enhancing steroids increases in professional sports, many athletes are gaining an unfair advantage over their competition....   [tags: Steroids Drug Abuse Athletics Ethics Essays]

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Risks of Using Steroids Greater Than Benefits

-      Aaron Henry was 13 when he started taking steroids. He wanted to gain an edge in football. After four years of using steroids, Henry was 5'9" and weighed 210 pounds. He gained weight and power from taking steroids, but that is not all they gave him. He experienced spells of vomiting, urinating blood, liver and kidney damage, ulceration over three-fourths of his stomach, a mild heart attack, and an aggressive personality (James 18). Henry was only aware of steroids' positive effects. He was unaware about their side effects and health risks....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes: A Threat to Body and Mind

- "Anything of worth or value in life must be worked for." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson In the world of sports today, anabolic/androgenic steroid use is a vast problem. Since its’ introduction into Russian weightlifting, it has been expanding with no signs of stopping. It has spread into every major sport, with usage by every age and race. The use continues to grow, even with a lengthy list of serious health, legal, and ethical concerns. Because of our society's adoration of muscle, athletes put their athletic goals higher on their priority list than their long-term health....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use In Sports]

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Steroids, Steroids And Its Effects On The Human Body

- Nikki Vollrath Mr. Guadagnino English 3 Honors, Period 2 June 5th, 2015 Steroids In Society Today There are a variety of different reasons why people utilize steroids. It is crucial that people have full knowledge of how steroids work and the effects they can have. Whether someone is using steroids or not it is important that everyone has an understanding of how steroids operate. Steroids have a huge impact on the human body when taken. In today’s society it is extremely common for athletes to take steroids to enhance performance....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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The Use of Steroids in Athletics and its Effects on Athletes

- The Use of Steroids in Athletics and its Effects on Athletes According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” Athletes train and practice year-round to prepare for the competition and challenges. At times during the preparation, injuries are sustained and fatigue is endured. To rid themselves of these obstacles, athletes take performance-enhancing drugs, which are also known as steroids....   [tags: Athletics Sports Drugs Steroids Essays]

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The Use Of Steroids And Other Drugs

- The use of steroids and other drugs had been a problem in sports for many years. The winning at any cost idea has brainwashed some athletes into believing steroids can help make their dreams become reality (1). However, Steroids are dangerous and have many negative effects on the bodies and lives of athletes over time. The reason that steroids are used in sports so often is because the drug is meant to be used in small doses for legitimate purposes (1). But, athletes who abuse steroids use the drugs in high doses to improve their muscle mass in hope to increase performance level (1)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid, Androgen]

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Anabolic Steroids Should Not Be Banned

- Anabolic steroids are a very serious subject, and are believed to be extremely harmful to the human body. The truth is however, that anabolic steroids are not as harmful as you are lead to believe. With fewer deaths per year than alcohol and tobacco, and side effects that include increased strength, stamina, and overall physical performance, you can start to question why anabolic steroids are extremely illegal. There are however physical side effects that can be considered extremely dangerous, such as a raised heart rate....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids Are Dangerous And Their Misuse

- According to The Taylor Hooton Foundation, four bodybuilders in Pakistan have died in the last 17 days due to consumption of illegal steroids. The same medication that is used to treat certain conditions can also cause someone to die if used wrongly. If steroids are abused it can cause serious health problems in the user even if they do not die from using it. Steroids are prescribed for people suffering from asthma, loss of muscle mass, and other conditions. However, athletes and many others abuse it for personal benefit....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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The Presence And Role Of Steroids

- The presence and role of steroids has been a controversial topic in the world of baseball, especially pertaining to the Hall of Fame. While the majority of voters choose not to allow proven PED users, such as Barry Bonds, into the Hall of Fame, debate still persists, as many believe that the Hall of Fame voters should not discriminate between clean players and PED users. Not only do steroids have serious health implications, but they also pose a serious threat to the integrity of the game. For these reasons, along with many more, the MLB and its Hall of Fame voters should not allow those proven to be steroid users into the Hall of Fame....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids Used By Athletes

- Every athlete, whether they are professional, collegiate, or just in high school, wants to be the best. To some athletes, taking a drug that will make them stronger and faster is an easy choice to make when put in the position of being the best athlete that they can be. While being the easy way out, this decision may not be correct because using steroids can be unfair to the other athletes, cause major harm to the user’s body, and could influence young children the wrong way. Steroids come in many different forms....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid, Androgen]

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The Use Of Anabolic Steroids For Athletes

- The usage of anabolic steroids by athletes Why do athletes take this type of drug when it has so many repercussions involving their career. Increasing numbers of athletes are now relying on anabolic steroids to boost their strength, endurance, and performance, despite the knowledge of the potentially serious adverse consequences these drugs can have. Through this paper one will find a decisive background and history of anabolic steroids, from when they were first used in the sporting arena, to what they do, and who uses anabolic steroids and why....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Bodybuilding]

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Young Adults : Adolescents And Steroids

- U.W STOUT Adolescents and Steroids Bobby Taylor Rehab 333 Dave DeLambo APR/29/2015 Adolescents have many pressures as they go through puberty and young adulthood. Worrying and stressing about relationships, school, social acceptance and family. They face many obstacles and choices every day that could essentially effect the rest of their life. Some adolescents make a choice to use substance wither it is to fit in socially, use as a coping mechanism, or to give them an edge in academics or sports....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Puberty]

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The Effects Of Steroids On Sports And The Solutions

- Athletes are often pressured from an early age to be better than the rest. In sports such as football, baseball, basketball, and soccer, the need to be “great” is becoming a dominant factor in the world of sports. Regardless of which sport is chosen, the stigma to be great is slowly surpassing the main goal of sportsmanship among team players. With the notion that being great is the key; many athletes, both amateur and professional, are relying on steroids to help bring them to the top of their game....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Addiction]

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Are Steroids Actually Harmful?

- Are Steroids actually harmful. Steroids can be used for many different reasons. Some of those reasons have saved many lives. However, steroids that have saved lives are not the same kind of drug that a baseball player/athlete uses. Corticosteroids are used for medical purposes to help with immune systems and illness. Anabolic steroids are used to build up muscles and are performance enhancing. Sometimes steroids may be used to help a patient. However, athletes commonly abuse steroids by creating synthetic versions of testosterone to build muscle....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Should Steroids Be Legal?

- My topic and social issue I am going to talk about in my paper is over steroids. My view on steroids is that they should be legal and especially in sports, with monitored assistance. Steroids is a social problem because they are illegal and extremely misunderstood. Many people frown upon steroids because steroids are considered cheating, could be extremely bad for a user’s health, and are also illegal. Many people do not know much information about steroids, but only hear that they are bad. The truth is that steroids are prescribed by doctors to patients with many health problems....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Liver, Steroid]

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The Psychological Effects Of Steroids Abuse

- Check your understanding about literature searching by applying what you have learned about your own project. 1. Write your topic as you currently understand it. I plan to analyze the psychological effects of steroids abuse. I would like to investigate how users mood, behavior, and other psychological factors alter while abusing steroids. I would like to see if research determines that steroids have a psychological effect on the user. There has been many myths about steroids from superhuman strength to roid rage....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Helium, Anabolism]

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The Drug Of Anabolic Steroids

- During today’s time there are many controversial drugs such as Marijuana, Birth Control, Adderall, Actos, Bextra, and Zofran. One if the most talked about controversial drugs is Anabolic Steroids. There are many drugs that are referred to as “steroids” that can be categorized as corticosteroids and anabolic. Corticosteroids are drugs that the Dr. usually prescribes for controlling inflammation in the human body. These drugs are mostly to help specific conditions like lupas and asthma. They are not similar to Anabolic Steroids....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Puberty]

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Are Steroids Good Or Bad?

- One of the biggest debates throughout athletic history to this day. Are steroids good or bad. The question has never been directly answered, but today i 'm am going to inform you on the basic origin, use, side effects, functions, and false hysteria that follows this topic. Steroids originated in 1929, when a scientist named Ruzicka extracted testosterone from a bull which he then modified into the first form of testosterone. Their first appearance in athletic enhancement in 1954 at the world weightlifting competition....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone]

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Anabolic Steroids Should Be Legal

- The two words Anabolic steroids are one of the most loved but also hated subject in the bodybuilding industry. Steroids obviously have more cons than pros when it comes to this drug enhancement but how many of the dedicated “Gym Bros” are willing to start injecting or taking pills to increase their size and strength. The numbers are substantial, in my small populated hometown alone the 25-35 dedicated males that worked out in the gym about 8-12 of them were using some sort of performance-enhancing drug....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Anabolism]

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Do Athletes Use Steroids?

- Say No To Drugs. Athletes use steroids but don 't understand the negative consequences of using them, the leagues are trying to solve steroid use but there failing. Steroids are meant to make you stronger but they also have side effects that will change your behavior and could change other physical and mental attributes. Thats not the only consequence they can face, they can get in trouble with the professional league they play for. Athletes only focus on what can make them better instantly, but they don 't realize how it will affect them in the future."The side effects that steroids have on the body are many and can cause some serious side effects including cancers, but many sports...   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Should Steroids Be Legal?

- Should Steroids Be Legal. The growth in use of steroids has increased drastically over time. People of different; ages, races, and sizes, are now going toward steroid use to either increase their performance in a sport of just overall physique. The use of steroids has been proven uses in most cases of people who take them. I believe that if cigarettes are legal steroids should also be legal. We live in america where freedom for all people is our main argument. Why not let a person do what they want to their own body....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Cancer, Anabolism]

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Should Athletes Take Steroids?

- Sessy Hernandez Varnell ENGL 1013-135 LEC (10178) 9-12-14 Paper II Explanatory Thesis “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals” by William Moller and “Cheating and CHEATING” by Joe Posnanski are both articles that mention the use of steroids in the world of sports today. In “We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals” William Moller writes an article on the reasons why professional athletes take steroids. He starts off with a “personal story” to help support the reason as to why athletes take steroids....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone]

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Sports: Avoid the Steroids

- Since 2009 social activists from the United States have been attempting to reduce the amount of young male teens using steroids due to the fact that they have dangerous effects. After much research, there have been signs of delayed puberty in those young men using steroids. The mere use of this drug has also been linked to post-traumatic stress. The most dangerous of all the side effects has to be the violence and mania known as “roid rage” that these young men suffer. Including depression, all of these dangerous effects are the reason that we have seen the presence of activists throughout the United States....   [tags: steroid abuse, addiction]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Society

- In this paper, I will explore the topic of anabolic steroids. Over the years, anabolic steroids have been unfairly criticized in the media. There is a lack of evidence which can prove that steroids cause emence amount of damage to one’s body,as mainstream media is promoting. Steroids are used in various ways to help people with the recreational use that the media mainly uses to criticize the substance. In comparison to a few legal substances that people use and abuse, steroids. are less dangerous.It is nowhere near as dangerous compared to a few legal substances that people use and abuse everyday....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids Are The Most Harmful Time

- Anabolic steroids are man-made compounds, related to testosterone, used to promote muscle growth and performance. They have a notorious history and are currently prevalent in weightlifting and sporting communities. The smallest subset within that community are adolescents. Anabolic steroid usage as an adolescent is the most harmful time a person can use steroids because they are illegal and dangerous without a doctor’s prescription and monitoring, prematurely stunt physical growth, and the side effects can be temporary, permanent or, in rare cases, deadly....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On The Body

- Steroids Steroids are any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure containing four rings of carbon atoms (three six-membered and one five). They include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins. These drugs are for the most part, used within a broad context of operant drug taking that includes the use of ergogenic, thermogenesis, anorexigents, and ancillary drugs in which that are harmful to one’s body. Most centrally, anabolic compounds promote better utilization of dietary protein and shift the body’s “nitrogen balance” by increasing retention of nitrogen, an element essential to protein synthesis and thus to muscle growth....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On The Body

- What do Alex Rodriguez, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, and Lance Armstrong all have in common. That’s an easy question to answer. They all took anabolic steroids. Steroids have been a drug used by many athletes to enhance performance and get bigger. It’s an important topic of conversation when talking about athletics and performance. When it comes to the topic of steroids, most of us will readily agree that they are bad for the body. People argue whether or not they are truly beneficial in athletics and what affects the drug has on the body....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen]

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Steroids Should be Limited to Doctor Prescription

- The penalty for trafficking anabolic steroids is up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, and this is only if it’s your first-offense (DeNoon 1). Second-offense trafficking can result in double the penalty (DeNoon 1). Anabolic steroids are (non-prescribed) steroids used for increasing human growth hormone (HGH) levels within the body. These types of steroids were first created in the 1930s and were originally used to treat children suffering from delayed growth. Should steroids be allowed for open use to the public....   [tags: Argumentative, Steroid Use]

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Steroids Use Performance Enhancing Drugs

- There is a moment in competition where one may question whether or not they can finish what they have started; muscles fatigue, sweat begins to drip, and the mental exhaustion sets in. It is in these strenuous, or challenging moments where champions are born. These professional athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport, and their refusal to waste those years of training is key. Rather, they use the long practices to drive themselves further. Therefore, when they achieve their goal, or win the game, the struggle is worth it....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Anabolic Steroids Can Affect The Body

- The first time this drug is taken, it feels like anything is possible. When it is released into the body, it makes the blood circulate through the body faster than ever before. It can make people go crazy if they don’t release the energy that is constantly building in their bodies. All that person can see is a narrow tunnel leading to one thing, and one thing only; being active. A sense of euphoria fills the body and mind and allows the user to feel safe and tranquil but only for a short while. Steroids can affect the body in a plethora of ways though....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Puberty]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Society

- “In Texas, there was a young teen named Taylor Hooton. Taylor was a bright kid, and was thought to have a bright future; he had a 3.8 GPA and was a natural at baseball. Taylor had a girlfriend, a nice truck, he was thought to have it all, until one night his parents found him dead in his room after he hung himself. Taylor was taking a drug, this drug was an anabolic steroid which caused Taylor to commit suicide”(Larsen). Anabolic steroids are a group of synthetic drugs that are derived from Testosterone that promote skeletal muscle growth(Funk & Wagnalls)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Anabolism]

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Does Steroids Cause Increased Aggression?

- The purpose of this literature review was to survey the literature and answer the research question: Does steroids cause increased aggression. Finding and understanding the solution to this question can be very beneficial to the medical field because it provides an answer to one of the common questions about steroids. There are some articles that argue that it does not cause increased aggression and there are also other articles that argue and say that it does. After completing literature review I have concluded that steroids can cause increased aggression within the user and that further testing is required to determine anything else....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone]

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Does Steroids Affect Males Differently?

- “roid-rage”, but of an increase also in self-esteem, mood-swings, and episodes of delusional thinking (CESAR, 2013). This is quite a frightening finding as it would seem that the steroids would not only fuel the user in increasing their muscular strength and stamina, but it also fuels the persons mindset to use the new found power they possess. However, a complete personality and behavioral change of an individual is not the scariest risk of steroid use. It has been found that steroids affect males differently than they do female when it comes to physical body changes that an individual goes through when using steroids, the health risks a user takes on when they start to prolong the usage of...   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Cholesterol]

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The effects of Steroids

- One of the hottest topics on the news recently has been steroid use by athletes. From talk radio to the best seller list to the Senate floor, the controversy has only grown during the 2006 baseball season, as Barry Bonds continues his quest to move right on past Babe Ruth and break Hank Aaron’s home run record. Although Bonds’ case has certainly attracted the most publicity, the issue is definitely not confined to baseball. The best-selling book “Game of Shadows” was written by two reporters who had spent months investigating top athletes from a variety of sports, including Olympians like track star Marion Jones....   [tags: Sports]

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Steroids in Sports

- Professional sports are very special in the United States. One reason for this is the spirit of competition. However, steroid use taints this competition. If steroids were to be completely eliminated from sports, the competition would be much more special because athletes would compete with their hearts and will, without an extra boost. Also, since not everybody can be a professional athlete, the elimination of steroid use, in my opinion, would make the fans appreciate the game more and make them feel more relatable....   [tags: Athletics Steroid Performance Enhancing Drug]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Human Body

- Steroids were introduced to humans in “1931 by a German chemist Adolf Butenandtanabolic” (“History of Steroids”) and no one knew what these products would be used for to this day. Anabolic steroids did so many different things to the human body, like increasing muscle mass and putting athletes on another level. They also came into the medical field for men with low-test levels, kids with muscle growth disability, and to help with some sicknesses. What no one realized is what harm and damaging effects these substances would have on a human body....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Consequences of Steroids

- Approximately one to three million people in the united states have used steroids (performance enhancing drugs) steroids are enhancement drugs that are used to increase performance in sports or to treat, cure or prevent health issues. These sports enhancements are a great tool to in to increase effectiveness in sport and everyday life, as well as maintaining a healthy life lifestyle. All forms of steroids should be available for public to buy over the counter in stores to help treat, cure, prevent health issues, and increase overall effective in everyday life style.Steroids can come in pills or injections that can ease the pain....   [tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psychosis]

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Anabolic Androgenic Steroids Affect A User 's Life?

- How Do Anabolic–Androgenic Steroids Affect a User’s Life. In this report, you will learn what anabolic-androgenic steroids, or AAS, are and their detrimental and beneficial effects on the human body, both physically and psychologically. This report will also briefly talk about the history of steroids and why athletes and bodybuilders excessively abuse this drug. What are Anabolic–Androgenic Steroids. AAS is a synthetic drug that is similar to testosterone, a male sex hormone. AAS has two main effects, the rapid increase of skeletal muscle growth, known as the anabolic effect, and the increase and/or development of male sexual and physical characteristics in both males and females, the androg...   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Muscle]

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Athletes and Steroids

- If Rob Garibaldi had one wish it would be to play major league baseball. Growing up he played baseball throughout high school and college. There was one problem. He wasn’t as big as the other players. Beginning in his junior year of high school he was strongly influenced to take supplements to increase his strength. A few years later, after continued use of steroids, his life started to spiral out of control. He was feeling very depressed, struggling academically, and had become very aggressive....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]

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Steroids in Baseball

- Hall of Shame Baseball has always been known as “America’s Favorite Pastime”. Over the past decade, the game America knows and loves has been exposed as a game full of cheaters. Major League Baseball(MLB) has had over one hundred players test positive for performance-enhancing substances over the past fifteen years. Performance-enhancing substances increase a player’s ability to produce better stats to help his salary. The past fifteen years of baseball have contained dirty play by some of the best players to ever play the sport....   [tags: sports, drugs, athletes]

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Steroids in Baseball

- People frown upon steroids in baseball because they say they are an unfair advantage even though they can be used as big advantage. Steroids have always been looked down on because people say that they are unfair and unsafe to use. So far players that have used steroids in Major League baseball have been healthy and the only side effects of them have been success. Steroids have become a huge part of baseball since the 1990’s. players feel like they need to use them to stay competitive. Steroids help increase muscle mass and help athletes train harder and faster....   [tags: Athletic Performance, Enhancement]

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Should Steroid Use Sports Be Banned?

- When it comes to the topic of steroids use in sport, most of us will readily agree that steroid use in sports is cheating. Where this agreement usually ends however is on the question of is using steroids in sports cheating. Whereas some are convinced that steroid use in sports is cheating, others maintain that steroid use in sports is not cheating. I believe that steroid use in sports is cheating because you are gaining an unfair advantage on your opponents. When you are on steroids your game becomes different you have all these new abilities at your arsenal to attack your opponent with....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Steroids, Steroid]

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Steroids in Baseball

- Steroids in baseball Each sport has had their own issues that they battled, the national football league is currently battling the effects with concussions due to football. They recently paid current and retired players a 765 million dollar settlement agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research. (NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement, 1) The National Basketball League had a big scandal back in 2007 where ex- referee Tim Donaghy admitted to betting games that he refereed including the controversial 2002 Western Conference Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings in a close game but rumors spread that the referees covered the spread b...   [tags: Professional Athletes, Sports, Drugs, Enhancement]

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Steroids: A Growing Role in Society

- Steroids: A Growing Role in Society Dear Mr.: Here is my research project on steroids and its effect on society. While conducting my research I have learned that steroids are becoming a serious and dangerous problem in society. I believe that my research project would be a good reference for anyone interested in the science and culture of steroids in America. Some of the topics I covered in my project are topics that have for the most part been ignored by most scholarly works on steroids. For example, I have devoted a whole section of my paper to the prevention and care of steroid use....   [tags: Sports Drugs Steroid Essays ]

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The History of Steroids: The Legal and Illegal Usage of Steroids

- The use of steroid by athletes has been a controversial issue for some time. One can argue that the usage is totally wrong and it is against the morals and the rules of the games. Although steroids boost up the process of muscle building and endurance, it also has complications in the long run. Those that cheat their way by using and or abusing such chemicals can have serious health defects. A real athlete should work his/her way with hard work and the correct training to build that endurance and strength needed....   [tags: Sports, athletics, cheating, atheletes, ]

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The Effects Of Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Children

- Sports are very popular in our society and have always been an important part of our American culture. The practice of sports in society has always been regarded as a positive recreation activity that brings many psychological, social, and physiological benefits to individuals. Parents enroll their kids in sports, either in school or in private clubs, during their kid’s teenage years as it is a difficult phase in which teens may suffer from depression. Parents expect positive outcomes from their teens involved in sports such an increased self-confidence, an enriched cultural experience by meeting people of different cultural backgrounds, and an improved quality of life by becoming a healthie...   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen]

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Effects Of Anabolic Steroids And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body. Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body. Testosterone is a male growth hormone. While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously shortchanging their health (Kalawalski 13-15). Some of the ill effects of the drugs are damage to the kidneys and liver. A person can also alter the balance of the natural hormones....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Drug addiction]

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Steroids in Baseball

- The world around us involves cheating to get or look good. Athletes and teens are doing the same thing, injecting and swallowing a drug that is part of their everyday lifestyle. Lost in a world of drugs that won't put them in the Hall of Fame but in the Hall of Shame. Influence by pressure and appearance to do well is a way described as putting your reality upside down. Steroids have become an athletic advantage to those becoming the best. Steroids first used in the early 1990’s were used by players as an everyday supplement, providing a boost in their game....   [tags: sports, doping, ethics]

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Anabolic Steroids And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

- Anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs have been around for years and are used by athletes to enhance their performance, muscle building ability, and shorten recovery time. Although they do their function extremely well, anabolic steroids are considered cheating, they are unhealthy for the athlete and surrounding people, and there are healthier alternatives to their use. Therefore, anabolic steroids should not be used by any athlete in any sport. In almost all sports, there are anti-drug policies and measures in place to ensure that no competitors are using an illegal or banned substance....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Bodybuilding]

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Steroid a Big Fraud in Sports

- Thesis Statement The use of steroids by athletes has become very prevalent to improve performance in their sport, and have a better physical appearance, in order to get fame and money. The use of anabolic steroids by athletes has become common in modern times in order to improve their performance in the sports they play. I strongly disagree with the use of steroids by athletes because three main reasons. First, it is a fraud the use of any method that makes people become better in sports, because that will also let fraud in any other aspect of our live....   [tags: Steroids, Sports, Athletes, Fraud]

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The Dangers of Using Anabolic Steroids

- Athletes using steroids for a prolonged period of time face damaging and life-threatening side effects. Anabolic steroids are “synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone” (“Anabolic Steroids”). Anabolic means “tissue building” (“Anabolic Steroids”). They have many nicknames like ‘“arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, roids, stackers, weight trainers, and juice”’ (“Anabolic Steroids”). Anabolic steroids are androgenic drugs. This means they “promote masculine characteristics” (“Anabolic Steroids”)....   [tags: life-threatening side effects]

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The Prolonged Effects of Steroids

- ... Side effects of anabolic steroids in men are infertility, breast development, baldness, shortness, liver cancer, AIDS, etc. Steroids can increase the risk of blood clots. Other effects of steroids are acne, cysts, oily hair, and oily skin (Anabolic Steroid Abuse). If an adolescent takes anabolic steroids, it will stunt his or her growth. Anabolic steroids are helpful in maintaining muscle in people with AIDS and are sometimes prescribed for men with hormone problems (C, Alicia). Roid Rage is a major side effect of steroids because it causes random fits of aggression (Anabolic Steroids)....   [tags: Illegal, Drugs, Sports]

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Why Steroids Should Not Be Toterated

- ... Nonetheless, steroids are unnecessary; it could be used by choice. Steroids are easy to find and can be used easily. People do have choices whether to use steroids or not. But, they should know the effects once they have used it. Also, they should know that using steroids could bring a great effect physically, however, inside the body it slowly deteriorates one’s immune system. Chemicals that can harm one’s body are found in steroids. Thus, implying that steroids are unnatural. There are two types of steroids: cortico steroids and anabolic steroids....   [tags: expensive, unnatural, unhealthy]

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The Facts About Anabolic Steroids

- Steroids are used daily in America in body building, medicine, and food production. There are three main types of steroids, Corticosteroids, Anabolic steroids, and hormone steroids. Corticosteroids are the kind of steroids doctors prescribe to patients when they are sick or have some kind of medical issue. These steroids reduce overactive immune responses and reduce swelling. Anabolic steroids are used for building muscle. They also contain a lot of testosterone. Testosterone is naturally produced by one's body but too much can cause a vast variety of problems....   [tags: healht, drugs, abuse]

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