Health-steroids - Zach Weale Reca/Period 7 May 17, 2006...

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Zach Weale Reca/Period 7 May 17, 2006 Steroids For some, the pressure to compete with others is so great that they must turn to substances for assistance. Many abuse certain hormones, anabolic steroids being one of them. These illegal aids are not just used by body builders and professional athletes, but also by high-school students attempting to compete with others who are more physically developed. At first, users may experience desired effects such as protein synthesis and increased muscle mass, but the risks of taking these prohibited substances greatly outweigh the advantages. In the early 1980s, Russian weight lifters were some of the first to use steroids (Dolan 22). With the help of these supplements, they developed into colossal and powerful athletes. But, why use steroids? The answer is simple. Many athletes want quick results, while putting in less work, which steroids, also known as “juice”, generally accomplish. Also, many athletes may work out constantly and decide that they are not achieving the results that they want, so they turn to steroids. Along with its ability to
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HNR 103 taught by Professor Mannings during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.

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