Anabolic Steroids
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...Anabolic Steroids and number Introduction Anabolic steroid is a compound, a group of synthetic hormones; usually derived from testosterone, that can produce numerous physiological effects including increased protein synthesis, muscle mass, strength, appetite and bone growth, Andy and Beaker (2010). When used in excessive doses, anabolic steroid is known to cause numerous side effects, including high blood pressure, increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and hepatotoxicity among others (Andy and Beaker, 2010). There is a wide apprehension that “anabolic...
Anabolic Steroids
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...Anabolic Steroids and Pressure to Perform in Sports A career in sports will mean lots of choices and compromises. Athletes may have to sacrificetheir social and family life and spend lots of money to build their career. They may also suffer from pain related to the physical work involved in sports. But of all these, the most important aspect which an athlete needs to put up with is pressure to perform. Pressure is the essence of sports, especially competitive sports wherein certain pivotal movements by the sportsmen determine who wins and who loses. And those who can rise to the occasion are great athletes. While some athletes like Michael Johnson, a sprinter who won a couple of gold medals... ...
Anabolic Steroids
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...anabolic steroids is an amazing advancement. It is incredible; the way anabolic steroids boost performance and increase stamina. These artificial steroids are offshoot of testosterone (the male sex hormone). The normal growth of the male sex organs, maturation of prostate, penis and scrotum, is dependent on testosterone. In addition to this, it is also in charge for the maintenance of nitrogen, water and electrolytes in the male body. Fat distribution, muscle development and thickening of vocal cords are also supported by it. Since, these steroids try to be like male sex hormone that is why they are used for all the same purposes which are handled by testosterone in a male... The recent development of...
Casual Argument: anabolic steroids
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...ANABOLIC STEROIDS) For young man whose physical reality may be at odds with his concept of an ideal male physique, exercise alone or even excessive exercise may not be sufficient enough to bridge the gap between the desired and attained. Indeed, the fact that a gap exists may prove to be so provoking that some individuals may seek other methods that may improve their chances of capturing the physical ideal. One such method that has received increasing attention by researchers is the use of anabolic steroids. A plethora of medical, performance, psychological and epidemiological research on anabolic steroids has indicated that anabolic steroids implemented in nutritional and training... CAUSAL ARGUMENT...
The use and abuse of anabolic steroids by athletes, the problem seem to begin as early as high school and continues later on to the professionals
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...anabolic steroids by athletes, the problem seems to begin as early as high school and continues later on to the professionals Anabolic steroids are also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids are performance enhancing drugs. A performance enhancing drugs is used for improving performance of athletes. They are man-made growth hormones, whose chemical formula is closely related to male hormone testosterone. They include human growth hormone, diuretics, erythropoietin and stimulant. The name itself defines their two major characteristics i.e. anabolic means to build up or synthesize; whereas androgenic means involving male features. These artificial hormones are related... to testosterone and...
Sports and use of anabolic androgenic steroids among icelandic high school student: a critical test of three erspectives.
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...anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) among Icelandic high school students: a critical test of three perspectives” (Thorlindsson, 2010, p.1). The purpose of this research was to figure out the whether sports is the main reason due to which high school level students abuse AAS or whether there are other factors that contribute to this abuse. ­­In order to conduct this research a total of 11,031 high school level students of the region of Iceland were surveyed. The responses of the survey helped the researchers in figuring out that abuse of AAS is not mainly because students want to participate and perform well in sports... Summary Summary Thorolfur Thorlindson conducted a research d “Sport, and use of...
Steroids
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...steroids than women do (Sterngass 33). Anabolic steroids are one commonly known type of steroids. Primarily, anabolic steroids are meant to reduce the breakdown of testosterone and maximize its ability to build tissues. Clenbuterol is an example of anabolic steroids commonly used by bodybuilders and athletes. This anabolic steroid helps in the shedding of body fats and weight loss. Anabolic steroids can be taken either through intramuscular injection or orally. Commentators observe that...
Steroids
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...Anabolic steroids are also derived from male sex hormones testosterones. In addition, steroids are used by many health professionals for the treatment of several diseases but these steroids can be availed only by the medical prescription (Freedman 64). There are about 600 kinds of steroids that are present in the human body. The major types of steroids are mentioned below: Corticosteroids These are the natural steroids produced in the human body by a gland known as the adrenal cortex. These steroids are used by the body in order to control the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins... Introduction Steroids were initially discovered by a German scientist d Arnold Berthold (Freedman 64). He...
I have two ideas: Either the illegal use of steroids for athletes( or in general) or Elmimate the soda bottles/can/water bottles
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...steroids" are known as anabolic -androgenic or (anabolic) as well as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids, for instance, cortisone, are medicines, which doctors typically recommend to aid control inflammation within the body. Cortisone drugs are commonly used to aid control illnesses like lupus and asthma. Cortisone drugs are not similar as anabolic steroids, which receive great media awareness for their usage by certain bodybuilders and athletes. Anabolic steroids are drugs, which have similar upshots to testosterone within the body (Kanayama 705). Steroids increase protein in cells, particularly in muscles. Steroids also have virilizing and androgenic properties... ? Introduction Drugs normally de d as...
Steroids and athletic culture
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...steroids have also been around for a quite a long time. Steroid use is unfortunately again on the rise among athletes (Klug). Research claims that anabolic steroids have attracted an avalanche of criticism and disapproval from opponents of performance enhancing drugs over the last 50 years (Hoffman and Ratamess 182). Another report also confirms that evidence of athlete use of anabolic steroids “has been available since the 1950s” (Angell et al.). When Boje became the first person to announce in 1939... 06 May Steroids and athletic culture: Much has been written about the relationship between athletes and performance-enhancing drugs or steroids. This subject has always remained in vogue due to its...
Steroids
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...Steroids Based on the site of synthesis of steroids, these can be classified into three main groups- gonadal compounds, glucocorticoids and mineralcorticoids. The gonadal steroids as the name suggests are mainly synthesized in the gonads, while the glucocorticoids such as the cortisol, cortisone and mineralcorticoids such as the aldosterone are synthesized in the adrenal cortex. Another mode of classification is the based on the impact of these chemicals on the body. For instance, steroids such as androgens, estrogens, progestogens, anabolics, and catabolics have specific function in the body. Androgens for example are involved with the development of muscles in the body and also... STEROIDS: RISK VS....
Is Anabolic Steroid Testing at the High School Level an Effective Deterrent
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...Steroid testing at the high school level an effective deterrent Introduction Several high schools and universities have started testing students for drug abuse and certain programs have been conducted to test students for anabolic steroid use. The main aim of all these programs is to act as a source of deterrence and to put a stop to the usage of steroids among high school students, especially athletic students. During 2007 a program for testing the use of steroids among high school students was conducted and for this purpose the state of Texas spends more than $6 million (Assael, 2009). Similar kind of programs has been conducted in other states such as Florida, Illinois and New Jersey... ...
Steroids
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...anabolic agents etc (Bonci, 2010). It is this category of anabolic agents in which the stubject matter of steroids falls. Steroids constitute two categories namely anabolic and corticosteroids... Ergogenic aids and steroids: Ergogenic aids are basically dietary supplements which are used as a means of improving production, control, efficiency and utilization of energy (Marc & Silver, 2001). The main purpose of the ergogenic aids is to enhance athletic performance in order to give a boost over the opponents (Bonci, 2010). Ergogenic aids may be aimed at different aspects of the being for enhancement purposes, for example, the aids might be directly aimed at influencing the psychological capacity of a body ...
What kind of advantage do steroids really give athletes especially in a sport like baseball where it takes more than muscle to hit a curveball?
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...steroids enables athletes to achieve a higher degree of performance on sports like baseball that requires more than muscle to hit the curveball. Steroids According to Charles Silberstein, Adil Shamoo & Robert Germeroth (2000), there are various types of steroids and that they are “either naturally occurring physiological steroid hormones or their synthetic analogues.” (p. 110) The relevant steroid about which this paper will discuss is the androgens – those which are responsible for the effects related to growth. Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of the male hormone called testosterone. This nature of anabolic steroids underscores its significance... Sam Wri 1200 XM June 15, 2007 853...
Steroids and Masculinity
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...steroids is related with the degree of satisfaction that men have about their own body structure. Some people are believed to have a behavioural syndrome: ‘muscle dysmorphia’; in this condition although men have strong and large muscular built, they still think they are weak (Why Do People Abuse Anabolic Steroids). This mental dilemma forces them to take external help in the form of steroids to build their body according to their hypothetical body image. Men are lured into taking steroids because of its benefits which are- muscle and strength gain, increased agility, increased stamina and increased endurance in any of the physical activities... Steroids and Masculinity We live in a competitive world....
Steriods in sports
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...steroids that are mostly utilized: The anabolic and the corticosteroids. The Corticosteroids is also divided into two major groups that is; the cortisone and the prednisone. Corticosteroids are a class of steroids that mostly are always provided under the guidance of a doctor as drugs; they assist in the reduction of various body inflammations. There is a big difference between the corticosteroids and the anabolic steroids; anabolic steroids also scientifically known as anabolic androgenic are a groups of synthetic male testosterone hormones (Clinical Aspects) Anabolic steroids are always considered illegal to be used in sporting activities and can only be provided... There are two major ifications of...
Should drugs and steroids be legalized in professional sports?
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...Steroids in College Athletics and Professional Sports (i) Reasons for steroids use (ii) Testing for Steroid Use (iii) Incidents in the lives of Professional Athletes as a result of Steroid Use V. Steroid Use in the Adolescent Population (i) The "Hero Factor" (ii) Peer Pressure (iii) Risks for Teenagers who abuse steroids VI. Conclusion Ways of discouraging steroid use Name Professor Module Date Should Drugs and Steroids be legalized in Professional Sports? INTRODUCTION Eitzen, Stanley, & George, Sage. Sociology of North American Sport 7th Edition. California: McGraw Hill, 2003. Anabolic steroids refer to group molecules that contain synthetic analogs of testosterone as well... ?Should Drugs and Steroids...
Should drugs and steroids be legalized in professional sports?
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...Steroids in College Athletics and Professional Sports (i) Reasons for steroids use (ii) Testing for Steroid Use (iii) Incidents in the lives of Professional Athletes as a result of Steroid Use V. Steroid Use in the Adolescent Population (i) The "Hero Factor" (ii) Peer Pressure (iii) Risks for Teenagers who abuse steroids VI. Conclusion Ways of discouraging steroid use Name Professor Module Date Should Drugs and Steroids be legalized in Professional Sports? INTRODUCTION Eitzen, Stanley, & George, Sage. Sociology of North American Sport 7th Edition. California: McGraw Hill, 2003. Anabolic steroids refer to group molecules that contain synthetic analogs... Should Drugs and Steroids be legalized in...
"Antibody mediated hypersensitivity is clinically more significant that cell mediated hypersensitivity". Discuss.
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...Anabolic steroids are made up of some performance- enhancement drugs. These drugs do the mimicking of the testosterone inside the body... Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity and the Cell-mediated immunity The antibody-mediated hypersensitivity occurs whenever the antibodies become directed against the antigens along the surface of the tissue components and cells. Such reactive antigens might be naturally occurring, intrinsic, or reactive antigen. The deposition of antibodies might have a number of detrimental effects, which include phagocytosis, inflammation and opsonization in case it takes place along the surface of functional derangements. The cell-mediated immunity, on the other hand, is the immunit...
Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs
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...anabolic steroids by athletes. Especially troubling is the increase in use of performance enhancing drugs by younger athletes. Young people look at athletes as if they are their supermen or people with special powers rather than normal human beings. “Physician-guided education is vital to the creation of an effective intervention program” (Cheatham et al., 2008). The most common performance enhancing drugs are Creatine, Anablic steroids, and Steroid precursors (Mayo Clinic, 2010). Creatine is a compound that occurs in the body naturally and also is sold as a supplement... Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs A major concern in the sports that has been around for a long time now is the use of...
Are steroids harmful?
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...steroids, without knowing that they are taking a heavy dose with their daily food which can cause serious hormonal misbalance. Before, trying to understand the harmful effects of these steroids on humans, it is important to distinguish between types of steroids. There are two types of steroid hormones named as corticosteroids and anabolic steroids (Langston 87). Unlike common conception, corticosteroids are used as medication having no impact on body or muscle mass despite having side effects such as ulcer, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis etc (“Anabolic steroid abuse” n.p). It is actually anabolic steroids that have made name of external steroids controversial... Essay Burning Question: Are...
College writing, Steroid and society: A Discussion and Analysis final draft
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...Steroids and Society Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Case of Lance Armstrong 3 History overview of anabolic steroids 4 Steroids in Sports 5 Scientific View on Steroids 6 Steroids for Fame 7 Social View on Steroids    8 Health effects of steroids 9 The case of Marion Jones 10 Conclusion                11 References 12 Introduction Anabolic Steroids or simply put, “Steroids”, is a medicine which has become increasingly popular in the last few decades, specifically in the world of professional sports and...
Steroids in sports
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...Steroids in Sports Introduction Steroids are the artificial derivatives of testosterone, which is a natural anabolic hormone of a male. The use of steroids is extensive and rampant in the sports world these days. This steroid is being widely used to enhance the performance of a player and people in the sports world consider steroids as cheating. Steroid consumption is also known as doping in the world of sports. The types of steroids and other doping agents continue to grow, but all these agents prohibited in sports according to the policies of sports. The use of steroids in sports has been one of the most controversial issues, and it has been... Inserts His/her Inserts Inserts Grade (13, 06,...
Steroids : gateway towards the road of doom.
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...Steroids: gateway towards the road of doom The utilization of steroids by individuals in society continues to be controversial issue that has been the focal point for many decades. Steroid use is a touchy subject and continues to plague the professional world of sports. From the notorious “Andro” that was spotted in Mark McGuire’s locker to the doping scandals that occur in Olympics, steroids continue to be a pinnacle point that has reached the spheres of the federal government. During 1991, Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), which restricts the use and sale of anabolic steroids such as Maxibolin, Halotestin, Dianabol, Testosterone, Anavar and any hormonal substance that can...
Should or Should Not Doping Be Allowed in Sports?
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...steroids might be appealing to some athletes, and the fans that need entertainment; it negatively affects the health of the athletes. Many athletes have had their careers cut short by steroids and others have even died early. The use of steroids also goes against basis for competition. Competition requires that a level playing field is provided for all participants, something that is derailed by the use of steroids (Pro Con.org). Anabolic Steroids The use of anabolic steroids by athletes has increased tremendously over the past two decades. Most sports personalities use them to boost their performance and enhance... Should or Should Not Doping Be Allowed in Sports? Sports are an important ambassador...
Performance enhancing drugs in sports (which ones athletes use and the benefits and possible side effects of using them)
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...anabolic steroids. There are certain reasons behind the use of drugs by athletes. In the book, Drugs in sports, David R. Mottram reveals many important factors... Performance enhancing drugs in sports Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Inserts inserts Introduction The world of sports has always been attracted the attention of many that most of the people wish to reach at the greatest height in sports. But they confront with certain barriers such as physical unfitness or poor financial background that prevent them from accomplishing their ultimate goal of life. Yet another group of athletes rely on drugs in order to reach at the predetermined destination but gradually it destroys their vitality and vigor and th...
Biological Effects of Steroid Use
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...Steroid Use Androgenic-anabolic steroids generally refer to drugs that are chemical variations of testosterone such as nandrolone decanoate, methandienone, stanozolol, androsterone, androstane or even progesterone (McEwen, 1991). There are over 40 variations known to date (Chyka, 2003). Several of these androgenic-anabolic steroids have been given approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat a variety of conditions such as renal failure and immunedeficiency virus. When used to treat conditions such in legal doses, the appearance of side-effects is rare (Achar et al, 2010). However, several people, mainly athletes, tend to abuse androgenic-anabolic steroids... Biological Effects of...
Sports and Enhancement Drugs
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...anabolic steroids, peptide hormones, diuretics, THG... ?Sports and Enhancement Drugs When fighting wars or competing in sports, human beings desire a competitive edge over their competitors. They often come up with plans and strategies which give them an upper hand and the use of artificial stimulants is one of them. The idea of using substances and stimulants for enhancing performance is not new; it has been around for centuries. The participants in the Medieval Greek games, the Roman gladiators and soldiers ate herbs, dried figs, strychnine and various organs of animals to build stamina, recover from fatigue and perform better (Bahrke and Yesalis 2). The use of stimulants and performance enhancing...
The Narrative Descriptive Essay
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...steroid rate more than usual people. Men of contemporary world have to make sure that they are maintaining themselves with the passage of time (Goshgarian). It has also come to my great astonishment that men are now taking more and more help from the anabolic steroids. The industry of anabolic steroids has become so powerful and rich that it is increasing its toll over other... Fashion and Flesh—the Images We Project It has come to my observation that the glossy papers ofmagazine tend to arouse people psychology. This has been proven as the modern reader agrees to the fact that body image had played a major role shaping people psychology to a larger extent. In particular, the most interesting thing...
Exploration of drug in a specific sport springing from "Why should Allow Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport"
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...steroids whose use has attracted a lot of controversy and criticism (“Position Statement”). Steroids decrease the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) while increasing the level of lower-density lipoprotein (LDL) (“Anabolic Steroid Abuse”). Excessive use of steroids causes physiological feminization of male athletes and physiological masculinization of female athletes (“Steroids Vs Human”). There is lack of sufficient research regarding what are the safe levels of consumption... Proposal Working Performance enhancing drugs: why should they be allowed in sports Working Thesis: Certain drugs also termed as ergogenic aids(Thein, Thein, and Landry) enhance performance of athletes. Ergogenic aids may be...
Adverse T:E Ratio: Possible Doping
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...Anabolic Agents indicated by Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS), e.g., testosterone, nandrolone, methandienone, and stanozolol. Substances prohibited in all situations are anabolic agents mainly steroids, hormones, beta 2-agonists, agents with anti-estrogenic activity, diuretics and masking agents. All these banned substances must not be present in tested urine samples, therefore, laboratories report the presence of such compounds in the samples on a qualitative basis. Urine samples are routinely used to perform doping control...  Adverse T: E Ratio: Possible Doping The misuse of drugs in human sports in an attempt to enhance performance, usually known as doping, is, unfortunately, an extensive and old...
Toys and Electronics
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...anabolic steroids to have such bodies. Advertising is one of the most powerful medium, which is portraying unrealistic body types. Marketers attract attention for their goods by using muscular men and thin women. With the improved techniques of renovating images, models’ bodies are improved by computers, providing the viewers with unrealistic sense of how natural body should look like. The internet also offers young people an opportunity to find information about how to improve their bodies. One of the recent developments is the pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia... bicep is almost big as his waist, and bigger compared to the competitive body builders. The desire to have such bodies has moved...
Should doping be allowed in professional sports?
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...Anabolic Steroids, in Sports and Society talks of how anabolic androgenic steroids has advanced from just a sport-related problem to public health issue. ProCon.org says how proponents argue that health risks of doping are often overstated whereas the opponents argue that those risks are harmful and deadly. Jeffrey Katz asserts in NPR argues that performance enhancing-drugs should not be used by sportsmen and those encouraging the use of such drugs as treatment for various ailments. It also does not offer equal opportunity in sports because of unfair advantage over others. Daniel Nasaw... Professional Sports and Doping Folke Sjoqvist, Mats Garle and Anders Rane in Use of Doping Agents, Particularly...
Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports
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...anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs has become an all too common occurrence in sports today at all levels, from high school to professional. These substances have the effect of enabling athletes to achieve somewhat superhuman levels of strength and endurance. The pressure on today's athletes to perform and compete at very high levels is intense, and performance enhancing drugs are a very tempting way to easily push one's natural performance capabilities to otherwise impossible levels. Unfortunately, they exact a tremendous toll on the athlete's physical wellbeing, as well as on the integrity of the sport in which it is being utilized. The health... among abusers of...
Steroids in Sports
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...Steroids in Sports The use and abuse of performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids is widespread in the world of sports. While sporting bodies have been set up and rules have been established to deal with the problem internationally, it still continues to plague the different sports resulting from the drive elite athletes have for success, money and glory. There has been some support given to legalising of the use of performance enhancing drugs. One of the main reasons given is that athletes face a major risk of physical injury whilst competing, especially in contact sport; so why not allow them to risk taking performance...
Steroids in Sports
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...Steroids in Sports The use and abuse of performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids is widespread in the world of sports. While sporting bodies have been set up and rules have been established to deal with the problem internationally, it still continues to plague the different sports resulting from the drive elite athletes have for success, money and glory. There has been some support given to legalising of the use of performance enhancing drugs. One of the main reasons given is that athletes face a major risk of physical injury whilst competing, especially in contact sport; so why not allow them to risk taking performance...
Annotated Bibliography
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...Steroids and Their Side Effect on Teenagers Alsbjer, Maria. "Anabolic-androgenic steroid users in treatment." Insulin, 9. 28.1 (2009): 3. Print. Alsbjer (3) bases her dissertation on interviews with thirty six AAS (anabolic androgenic steroids) users who are seeking help at an addiction center. She also uses a comparison group of two hundred and seventy seven gym clients who were requested to answer questionnaires. Starberg and Engstrom make up her dissertation on ‘anabolic-androgenic steroid users in treatment’. The argument behind the studies is that frequent among the AAS users are the histories of a troubled childhood including the present social disadvantage. The report... Annotated Bibliography:...
Doping in sports
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...anabolic steroids (Yesalis, 2000) and glucocorticoids among other drugs that help to achieve this end. Another motivation to doping is the need to increase is the need to not only increase body strength but also enhancing muscular power. This aim pushes athletes or sportsmen in general to use a natural protein filled diet... Outline 0 Introduction Founding of Olympic Games Doping not a threat to sporting alone Doping in sports getting out of hand getting 2.0 Thesis Statement Sportsmen dope for various reasons ranging from personal to psychological reasons and if doping in sports is not stopped in time it will eventually make the entire sporting activity irrelevant 3.0 Scope 4.0 Problems of Doping in Sport...
Why steriods and kids don't mix
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...steroid user may be no better than a heroin junkie who needs a fix. Anabolic steroids have some medical uses. They are used for treating specific types of anemia, some breast cancers, and testosterone deficiency, but they are more commonly known to young people for their body-building... Steroids Introduction Steroids are a group of powerful drugs. Steroids are hormones that are made in the laboratory, and they have the same muscle- and tissue-building effects as the male sex hormone testosterone. During World War II, German soldiers took them before battle to make them more aggressive, and after the war, survivors of the Nazi death camps took them to build up their wasted bodies. It wasn't long afterwa...
History of steroid abuse in sports
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...Steroid Abuse in Sports In the contemporary modern world, it is difficult to believe anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) were initially manufactured to cater for legitimate medical concerns rather than performance enhancement as it is widely believed nowadays. People easily forget the importance meant to be served by these drugs because they are now outlawed and no athlete is allowed to use them, as they are deemed to give a person an advantage over others, while the main aim of almost all sports is to represent raw natural talent that has not been tampered with. The major changes that are observed in boys during puberty were initially unexplained resulting in vigorous research... counterpart,...
Doping in Sports
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...anabolic asteroids, androstenedione, human growth hormones, stimulants, creatine, erythropoietin and diuretics. According to this research, about 1-3 million athletes in the United States have been involved in the use of anabolic steroids by the year 2005, with designer steroids being the commonly abused (O'Leary and John 23). II. Dangers and Side effects The side effects and the health risks associated with performance enhancing drugs are difficult to assess to the fact that these drugs are illegal. However, studies have revealed the consequences... Doping in sports Thesis ment Doping in sports is a problem because of dangerous side effects, cost of drugtesting, and loss of revenue to owners and...
Doping in sports
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...anabolic steroids (Yesalis, 2000) and glucocorticoids among other drugs that help to achieve this end. Another motivation to doping is the need to increase is the need to not only increase body strength but also enhancing muscular power... Outline 0 Introduction Founding of Olympic Games Doping not a threat to sporting alone Doping in sports getting out of hand getting 2.0 Thesis Statement Sportsmen dope for various reasons ranging from personal to psychological reasons and if doping in sports is not stopped in time it will eventually make the entire sporting activity irrelevant 3.0 Scope 4.0 Problems of Doping in Sports 5.0 The Aims and Motivations of the Dopers To optimize their performance henc...
Should Barry Bonds get into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame (argument in favor of Bonds)
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...anabolic steroids, scientific studies have mixed results making it difficult for an absolute conclusion to be reached. In fact, if PEDs were all it took to become a professional athlete the use of these drugs would be out of control in the amateur leagues as well. After an intense study of steroid use and it’s affect... ?Why Barry Bonds Should be Admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Though Barry Bonds may have used steroids while a player in the MLB and this is a violation of the steroid regulation implemented by the league, it should not diminish what he accomplished as a player and he was not banned from the league for steroid use. Not only is there a lack of evidence that steroids actually enhance...
Athletes and Drugs
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...anabolic steroids and a further 12% revealed that they were considering to use strength enhancing anabolic steroids. A related study documented in Family Practice Notebook outlines that in the current situation in America 80%-88% of college students consume alcohol, 20%-36% use marijuana, 17% use Cocaine, 8% use amphetamine and 2%-6% use anabolic steroids. The findings of these studies are shocking and indicate college athletes are even using more recreational drugs than they are using strength enhancing drugs. The general perception from these findings is that college athletes just like their other counterparts are at risk of drug and substance abuse. Reasons for Drug Abuse by College... INTRODUCTION...
Performance Enhancing Drugs
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...anabolic-androgenic steroids makes up the next group of performance enhancing drugs, and include stanozolol, methanedienone, nandrolone, clostebol, oxandrolone, and testosterone. Anabolic steroids are the synthetic equivalents of testosterone, which is the naturally occurring male hormone. Chemical modifications enhance the muscle building capabilities, and reduce the unwanted androgenic effects of the drug. Anabolic steroids provide the benefits of increased muscle bulk, and the increased ability to perform... PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS Performance Enhancing Drugs Objective: To explore the extent of use of performance enhancing drugs with particular emphasis to its use in the field of sports. To...
Drives for muscle and actual muscle mass in male populations from teenage boys to adults
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...anabolic steroids which young men continue to consume being aware or unaware of their side effects. Often they use anabolic steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs, continuing to take these agents even in the face of serious side effects because of persistent anxiety about their muscularity. (Pope et al., 1993; Pope & Katz, 1994). "There hasn't been a lot of research about eating disorders among male athletes, but I think it may be a growing problem," Carter said. "I don't have male athletes approaching me to say they have an eating disorder, but I... A current literature review about drives for muscle and actual muscle mass in male populations from teenage boys to adults The muscle man has never...
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
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...anabolic steroids, and Chromium Picolinate. Chromium Picolinate, for instance, helps an individual to make use of the body glucose. It helps an individuals’ body to access fats and convert it to energy. This drug is more useful to people who have additional body fat and they would like to lose it (Mottram 23). Stimulants They are used to stimulate an individual’s mind and body to function at the top level by increasing energy, aggression, and focus. The examples are amphetamine and caffeine. Caffeine has been for a long time been used as an aid for muscle endurance by many athletes. Caffeine lengthens the duration of fatigue that occurs in the muscles...  Performance-Enhancing Drugs...
Hormones in the Environment Can Cause Male Infertility
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...anabolic steroids mainly among athletes has grown to epidemic proportions. This has resulted in severe infertility in males due to oligozoospermia, abnormal sperm morphology... Hormones in the Environment Can Cause Male Infertility Hormones in the environment, commonly known as ‘environmentalhormones’ or endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), can be defined as compounds that interfere by mimicking, blocking, or altering hormones and their signaling systems in the body, but are exogenous. These compounds can be either synthetic or natural. EDCs differ in size, potency, chemical life cycle, amount, and effects. Many are chemicals produced for specific purposes and are used in pesticides, plastics,...
The short term endocrine responses to resistance training and subsequent effects on neuromuscular performance
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...anabolic hormones and muscle strength of people who receive resistance training? How does the anabolic hormone link with the presence of testosterone? Does the administration of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) help increase the muscle mass and strength of the athletes? Significance of the Research Study This particular research study will be useful on the part... The Short-term Endocrine Responses to Resistance Training and Subsequent Effects on Neuromuscular Performance / Course Date Total Number of Words: 4,114 Introduction The endocrine system enables the internal environment of the human body to become stable by releasing homes such as testosterone, cortisol, corticosteroids, growth hormone, insul...
Sports Nutrition
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...Anabolic steroids have synthetic... Sports Nutrition SPORTS NUTRITION This essay is about popular enhancing supplements, whether I would implement the plan for an athlete, the regulations governing the use of these supplements and the way I would counsel an athlete that is using a banned substance. For a long time now, many people who are engaged in competitive sports have been trying to gain an edge over their opponents by using performance-enhancing drugs. These performance-enhancing drugs include steroids, cretins, androstenedione, erythropoietin, amphetamines, stimulants, peptide hormones, human growth hormones and Insulin. The sports enhancing drugs helps the athletes to enhance physically, increase...
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