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    nida.hih.gov/NIDA_Notes/NNVol12N4QASteroids.html Mask, Dr. Allen. (1996, July). Steroid Abuse (9 paragraphs). WRAL OnLine. Ullis, Dr. Karlis. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999; 283: 0209-1. King DS. Effect of oral androstenedione on serum testosterone and adaptations to resistance training in young men: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999; 281: 2020-2028.

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    Steroids Use Among Athletes

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    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

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    Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids

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    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 the body converts to testosterone, a natural anabolic (muscle building)

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    increasingly common. But using performance drugs — aka, doping — isn't without risks. “Take the time to learn about the potential benefits, the health risks and the many unknowns regarding so-called performance drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, erythropoietin, diuretics, creating and st... ... middle of paper ... ... an alcoholic beverage made from delicious grape skins used by Zulu warriors in order to increase their prowess in battle."(World Anti-Doping Agency)

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    Steroids Essay

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    Evander Holyfield said, “Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it would not be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it is not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously”. I really agree with this. Most athletes want to be the best at their sport and performance enhancing drugs allow some to do that, but not without a risk. Performance enhancing drugs have serious health risks and consequences

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs

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    Performance Enhancing Drugs When most people think of performance-enhancing drugs the first thought that comes to their minds is the illegal ones like steroids, but today there are more non-illegal drugs like creatine and androstenedione for people today. Creatine is a chemical produced by the kidney and found in meat product. It helps muscles recover after a workout, which in turn helps athletes bulk up faster (Gregorian 5). Creatine is used by many of the nations top college sports teams like

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    Use of Steroids in Sports

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    “…medical researchers believe that between 1 and 3 million youths and adults have taken anabolic steroids in one form or another specifically to enhance their looks or athletic performances,” stated Nuwer (Nuwer, 61). As astounding as these figures are, the number of performance drug users is steadily increasing. With this progressively increasing numbers, it is projected that millions more will use steroids in the immediate future (Newer, 61). Athletes have always sought an advantage in competition

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    Since the beginning of sporting events, athletes have looked for ways to gain a competitive edge over the other athletes. They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes taking performance-enhancing drugs. Athletes competing at all levels pump themselves full of these drugs in order to get faster and stronger. They disregard the short term side effects and long term health risks that come with steroid use. Performance-enhancing drugs have become a controversial topic

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    Use of Steroids in Sports

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    special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione. If the athlete is patient and works hard he can achieve the same strength that he would obtain using supplements. Athletes are trying to cheat using unnatural shortcuts to gain their muscle instead of spending the long hours in the weight room

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    have a hard time getting inducted into the Hall of Fame. Baseball players that use performance enhancing should not be allowed in the Hall of Fame using Peds. There are four different types of enhancing drugs: androstenedione, human growth, anabolic steroids, and stimulants. Androstenedione is a supplement that helps the body produces more testosterone. Human growth hormone improves endurance and strength. Anabolic steroids can help athletes train for long periods of time. Stimulants can help improve

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