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Performance Enhancing Drugs HLTH106: December 8, 2011
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Why do we care about performance enhancing drugs among athletes? Athletes are role models for young people Drugs may provide an unfair advantage during competition, contrary to our tradition of fair play in sports Athletes at all levels of ability may risk their health or lives by taking drugs
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Why do we care about performance enhancing drugs among students? Fairness Some students may not have access to a physician Some students may not want stimulants due to health risks
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Steroids Anabolic steroids are designed to mimic the bodybuilding traits of testosterone Males produce less than 10 milligrams of testosterone a day Females also produce testosterone but in minute amounts Some athletes use up to hundreds of milligrams a day Anabolic steroids do not improve agility, skill or cardiovascular capacity Around 1% of college athletes use steroids
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Physical effects of steroids Androgenic effects (masculinizing) Growth of the penis and other male sex glands Deepening of the voice Increased facial hair
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HLTH 160 taught by Professor A.bayley during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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