Steroid Abuse, 1st Edition

  • Tamara L. Roleff
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420503324
  • ISBN-13: 9781420503326
  • DDC: 362.299
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Although anabolic steroids were developed for legitimate medical purposes, their use - and sometimes abuse - has become popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Describing both the body building benefits that steroids offer and the dangerous side effects of the drugs, this book illuminates the current debate: Is doping cheating, or just another part of an athlete's training regimen? Since the International Olympics Committee and many professional sports organizations have banned their use, the issues surrounding regulation and testing are also addressed.

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