The Question Of Sports Enhancing Drugs

Robert LaBarge

The Question of Sports Enhancing Drugs

I believe that sports enhancing drugs like Anabolic steroids should be allowed in sports. To start, the term "steroids" is often misused and generalized as any performance enhancing drug, yet steroids are technically synthetic versions of hormones that your body produces naturally. Anabolic steroids are the class that gets all the negative attention. Anabolic steroids are made from the male sex hormone testosterone, which tells the body to increase muscle size and strength and helps to recover from workouts faster.
When someone says the word "steroids" our head is bombarded with negative connotations of cheating and ...

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worse side effects. Depression, convulsions, anxiety, jaundice, myocardial infarction (heart attack), eczema, abscess, vaginal pain, and vaginal discharge are all side effects of vitamin C and yet almost all Americans achieve way over the daily nutritional value every day.
My question is how can you say steroids are a national public health crisis when you have people dying at unbelievable rates due to alcohol and tobacco? According to the C.D.C., tobacco kills about 435, Americans every year, and alcohol kills about 75,000, and deaths from anabolic is about 3. Steroids also show up in a statistic about emergency room visits. It ranked number 142 placing under regular multivitamins. With this I find it amusing that those Flintstone vitamins my mom used to make me take every day before school are more dangerous than steroids.
Steroids are also used in medicine to save lives. In the book, Built to Survive by Michael Mooney, it talks about how Jeff Taylor has been fighting H.I.V ...

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what actually what happened in 1994 during the baseball strike. During the strike in 1994, many disillusioned fans walked away from the game and vowed to never come back to it. Then super stars McGwire and Sosa started capturing the headlines, and put fans back into the seats. These two athletes weren't just the products of; hard work, dedication, saying your prayers, and taking vitamins, to become the best; they were as the media says "created in a lab". Steroids were responsible for these two players' mysterious power and physiques. As baseball player became bigger, faster, and stronger, fans started watching baseball again. Later Barry Bonds came into the picture during the 2001 season ...

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Added: 10/15/2012 01:00:41 AM
Submitted By: labarge
Category: Sports
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