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Steriods

  • Date Submitted: 12/18/2012 06:58 PM
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Harmful Effects of Steroids
Are the pros better than the cons in taking anabolic steroids?   Anabolic steroids are injected into people so they can increase the amount of testosterone in their system.   The official name of this dangerous drug is Anabolicandrogenic steroids.   The effects of steroids range from temporary to long-term damage.   They are not used by professionals and college athletes for that reason.   “The International Olympic Committee, National Collegiate Athletic Association and other professional sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL) have banned the usage of steroids by athletes,” (“Steroid Abuse in Today’s Society” 16).   This is because they have harmful side effects and they give an unfair advantage to the user.   In 1990, an act was passed that stated that any drug that contained testosterone could be considered an anabolic steroid.   Steroids can make a person physically fit, but the side effects of taking steroids are more deadly than the physical outcome.
Anabolic steroids generally are used by athletes, bodybuilders, wrestlers, and fitness junkies.   These occupations require people to be physically fit and muscular so they can perform at their work at the highest level.   Other occupations that may be familiar with steroid use include: construction workers, body guards, and law enforcement officers.   In a survey, taken by a random group of people, said that they would take the testosterone-filled drug to excel in sports or just to perform better at their job.   Males who are not athletes use steroids to increase their muscle mass and strength and to make them feel better.   Also, skinny teenagers who want to look bigger take steroids.   This drug that makes athletes competitive has very harmful side effects.   They make your muscles bigger, but putting twenty times the normal amount of testosterone in your body is dangerous.   Three main things steroids are meant to increase are lean body mass, raw strength, and aggressiveness.   One positive...

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