PHI103FINAL PAPER - Performance Enhancing Drugs 1 Performance Enhancing Drugs XXXXX PHI 103 Informal Logic XXXXXXX October 2 2016 Performance Enhancing

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“Performance Enhancing Drugs” 1 “Performance Enhancing Drugs” XXXXX PHI 103 Informal Logic XXXXXXX October 2, 2016
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Performance Enhancing Drugs 2 “Should Athletes be allowed to use Performance-Enhancing Drugs?” Performance enhancing-drugs or PEDs has been a growing problem in sports. Performance enhancing drugs are commonly known as steroids, blood doping substances, EPO, or oxygen tanks. These substances boost the athlete’s performance making them stronger or faster. PEDs continues to gain popularity especially with younger athletes. Although, performance enhancement drugs will help an athlete to stay ahead of the game, the effects in our health is not worth the risk. The consequences of allowing the use of performance enhancing drugs doesn’t just end or sacrifices the health of an athlete but will also affect our younger generation, it is a known fact that athletes often perceived as a role model for our youths because of the influence they bring in sports. My argument on this paper can be narrowed down in 4 major categories; the integrity of the sports, the effects to the fans, the fight against the use of PEDs, and the health risk that will bring to athletes. The primary objection of the performance enhancing drugs is the risk of physical and psychological effect of an athlete. The banning of using this illegal substance has been successful because of the risk poses to an athlete’s psychological stability, the effects’ such heart attacks, high blood pressure, memory loss, liver damage, and shrinking of testicles are just some risk that PEDs can do to a human’s body. Besides getting bigger and stronger for a short period of time, there are no known positive effects that resulted of using these drugs, it destroys your health, and ruins the integrity of a sports. There are many types of performance enhancing-drugs, but the most popular is the “Anabolic Steroids,” a type of steroid used by bodybuilders. An anabolic steroid enhances muscle size for a short period of time, it also increases strength and endurance. The use of
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