HLTH 2000-steroids

HLTH 2000-steroids - Bahrke; and exercise physiologist...

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Physician William N. Taylor opposes athletes using anabolic steroids due to the tremendous risks associated with the drugs. He argues that rather than helping themselves, many athletes are shortening their athletic careers because of the adverse effects of anabolic steroids and that many of the harmful effects of steroids may not be known for years. Taylor says that some athletes have been spared the negative effects of steroids but that these athletes are setting bad examples for others. Charles E. Yesalis, a professor of health policy and administration, exercise, and sport science; acquisitions editor Michael S.
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Unformatted text preview: Bahrke; and exercise physiologist James E. Wright argue that some of the effects associated with the use of anabolic steroids are not as bad as reported. Yesalis et al. acknowledge that there are problems with the use of steroids, but they assert that those problems are exaggerated. They also maintain that many of the problems related to steroids come from the lack of regulation of these drugs; the quality of illegally purchased anabolic steroids is questionable....
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