steroids - Piyush Taparia Pete Baas Biology 1107 Lab 22...

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Piyush Taparia Pete Baas Biology 1107 Lab 22 January 2008 Steroid Abuse For decades steroids have been used by athletes for the sake of enhancing their physical performance. The 1950s was when the use of steroids by athletes was first documented. The popularity of steroids grew quickly; at the Munich Olympics in 1972, 68% of middle and short distance runners admitted to having used anabolic steroids (Kam, Yarrow 685). The International Olympic Committee banned the use of anabolic steroids in 1974. Steroids are known to cause adverse effects such as gynaecomastia, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, psychological disturbances, testicular atrophy and acne (Patil, et al. 462). Studies show that many of the people who begin using steroids are dissatisfied with their own body. The most common reason for athletes to begin using anabolic steroids is to promote muscle mass and overall strength. Additionally, Anabolic steroids promote muscle growth as well as protein synthesis (Kam, Yarrow 685). Anabolic steroids enhance exercise tolerance and
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2009 for the course BIOL 1108 taught by Professor Stanger-hall during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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