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Overview

Whatever your situation—as sports medicine specialist, researcher, health educator, coach—the problem of anabolic steroid use and abuse is a continuing issue for all sport professionals.

Edited by Dr. Charles Yesalis, a recognized authority with 20 years experience in the field of drug abuse, Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise, second edition, is the most comprehensive reference text available today, offering the following features:

- Up-to-date clinical research and reference material concerning the use and abuse of steroids among professional, Olympic-level, college, and high school athletes
- Expanded data on the health effects, with particular emphasis on women's issues related to steroid abuse
- New information concerning steroid use among U.S. and foreign collegians, adolescents, and bodybuilders
- The latest information concerning the legal aspects of steroid usage in sports and exercise
- Important information on drug testing including a history of the politics surrounding the practice and up-to-date scientific findings

This revised and expanded second edition of Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise incorporates the latest research, experience and insights of 15 experts on the scientific, clinical, historical, legal, and other aspects of steroid abuse and drug testing. It provides a historical perspective on their use and abuse in exercise and sport, their physical and psychological effects, and issues relating to dependency, testing, intervention, withdrawal, treatment programs, and the legal ramifications of steroid use and abuse.

Part I presents a historical perspective of anabolic steroids: their development, incidence of usage in sports and exercise, and methods of prevention.

Part II explores the physical results of steroid use on body composition, performance, and health; women's issues related to steroid use; the psychological effects produced by these substances; physical and psychological dependence; assessing and treating steroid abuse, dependence and withdrawal; and the legal issues arising from their use.

Part III addresses the evolution of drug testing, the political controversies surrounding steroid use, and alternative strategies for dealing with steroid abuse.

Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise, second edition, will give you an up-to-date, comprehensive understanding of all aspects of steroid use and abuse as well as testing, treatment, and prevention options.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Mark R. Hutchinson
This book attempts to answer questions and provide information on the use and abuse of anabolic steroids in sports. The book is divided into three parts: history and incidence; effects, dependence, and treatment; and testing and societal alternatives. This book's purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive, accurate, and objective discussion of anabolic steroid use in sport. Dr. Yesalis makes every effort for this book to be truly objective and informative so that clinicians and health educators can provide potential or current steroid users with the best information available. The book is designed to be read by clinicians and health educators who care for athletes so that the information might in turn be constructively passed on to the athlete. Beyond the text and topics of the book itself, perhaps its greatest value is found in its extensive references on the subject, which serve as a current and pertinent place to seek additional information. The tables generally assist in understanding the information to be conveyed, but there is a paucity of illustrations. Do not let the poor cover appearance of the book deter you: this is a good reference on the subject. The author and his contributors have provided the reader with an excellent source of material on the subject of anabolic steroid use in sport. To their credit, they present an honest picture of the risks and benefits of steroid use that can hopefully fill the occasional gap of trust and communication between members of the athletic community and the scientific and medical community. This is a good book for health educators and all sports medicine specialists who share in the care of athletes who may take a nabolicsteroids.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Mark R Hutchinson, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:This book attempts to answer questions and provide information on the use and abuse of anabolic steroids in sports. The book is divided into three parts: history and incidence; effects, dependence, and treatment; and testing and societal alternatives.
Purpose:This book's purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive, accurate, and objective discussion of anabolic steroid use in sport. Dr. Yesalis makes every effort for this book to be truly objective and informative so that clinicians and health educators can provide potential or current steroid users with the best information available.
Audience:The book is designed to be read by clinicians and health educators who care for athletes so that the information might in turn be constructively passed on to the athlete.
Features:Beyond the text and topics of the book itself, perhaps its greatest value is found in its extensive references on the subject, which serve as a current and pertinent place to seek additional information. The tables generally assist in understanding the information to be conveyed, but there is a paucity of illustrations. Do not let the poor cover appearance of the book deter you: this is a good reference on the subject.
Assessment:The author and his contributors have provided the reader with an excellent source of material on the subject of anabolic steroid use in sport. To their credit, they present an honest picture of the risks and benefits of steroid use that can hopefully fill the occasional gap of trust and communication between members of the athletic community and the scientific and medical community. This is a good book for health educators and all sports medicine specialists who share in the care of athletes who may take a nabolic steroids.
Library Journal
Recently, former pro football player Lyle Alzado died of cancer attributed to the use of anabolic steroids. Yesalis (professor of health policy, administration, exercise and sports science, Penn State) has edited an objective, in-depth collection of articles that examine anabolic-androgenic steroids, their effects, and long-term medical prognosis of use. Journalists, researchers, and former athletes discuss steroids in sports and society and offer solutions to this problem engendered by a win-at-all-cost philosophy. Alarmingly, the trend of steroid abuse is not only prevalent among male bodybuilders and athletes such as Alzado, but also among women and teenagers as documented in this study. This book is timely and scholarly and will be a valuable addition to any library receiving requests for scientific exercise material.--Albert Spencer, Coll. of Education, Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas
Booknews
Offers clinical research and reference material concerning the use and abuse of steroids among professional, Olympic-level, college, and high school athletes. Discusses scientific, historical, legal, and other aspects of steroid abuse and drug testing, and examines issues related to physical and psychological effects, dependency, withdrawal, and treatment programs. This edition contains expanded data on health effects, with particular emphasis on women's issues related to steroid abuse, plus new information on steroid use among US and foreign collegians, adolescents, and body builders. The editor is affiliated with The Pennsylvania State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880117869
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/27/2000
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Renowned worldwide for research and teaching experience related to nonmedical use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, Charles Yesalis, ScD, MPH, is currently professor of Health Policy and Administration and Exercise and Sport Science at The Pennsylvania State University.

Author or coauthor of more than 60 journal articles and a frequent presenter at international conferences throughout the United States, Canada, France, Sweden, and the Czech Republic, he has also edited or coauthored three books concerning steroid usage.

In addition to testifying before the U.S. Congress, he has acted as consultant for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Drug Enforcement Administration, NFL Players Association, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Olympic Committee, National College Athletic Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Yesalis earned a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

In his leisure time he enjoys military history as well as racquetball, weightlifting, and running.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Credits
Introduction

Part I. History and Incidence of Use

Chapter 1. Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: A Historical Perspective and Definition
Charles D. Kochakian and Charles E. Yesalis
Endocrine Function of the Testis - Androgens: Multiplicity of Male Hormones - Anabolic Activity - Partial Dissociation of Anabolic Activity From Androgenic Activity - Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids - Therapeutic and Other Applications - Veterinary Applications - Summary - References

Chapter 2. History of Anabolic Steroid Use in Sport and Exercise
Charles E. Yesalis, Stephen P. Courson, and James E. Wright
Olympic Sports - Female Athletes - National Doping Programs - Professional Football - College - High School - Other Sports - Conclusions - References

Chapter 3. Incidence of Anabolic Steroid Use: A Discussion of Methodological Issues
Charles E. Yesalis, Michael S. Bahrke, Andrea N. Kopstein, and Camille K. Barsukiewicz
Investigative Journalism - Government Investigations - Drug Testing - Surveys - Current Trends - Methodological Issues - Recommendations - References

Chapter 4. Prevention of Anabolic Steroid Use
Linn Goldberg and Diane L. Elliot
Scope of the Problem - Drug-Testing Policy - Educational Strategies - AS Education: The ATLAS Study - The ATLAS Program - Conclusions - References

Part II. Effects, Dependence, and Treatment Issues

Chapter 5. Effect of Anabolic Steroid Use on Body Composition and Physical Performance
Karl E. Friedl
Variations in Physiological Response to Anabolic Steroids - Comparing Anabolic Steroid Dose and Effects - Empirical Strength Studies - Composition of Steroid-Induced Body Weight Gain - Body Composition Changes After Cessation of Anabolic Steroid Use - Neuromuscular and Neuropsychological Effects of Anabolic Steroid Use - Sustainment of Androgenicity During Demanding Physical Training - Countermeasures for Stress-Induced Catabolic Hormones - Improved Aerobic Endurance Performance - Conclusions - References

Chapter 6. Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Physical Health
Karl E. Friedl
Distinctions Between Types and Doses of Anabolic Steroids - Case Reports of Adverse Effects in Anabolic Steroid-Using - Athletes - Suspected Disease Associations - Stroke: A New Association With Anabolic Steroids - Prostate: An Androgen Target and Potential for Disease - Musculoskeletal Injuries - Problems Indirectly Associated With Anabolic Steroids - Research on Health Effects - Conclusions - References

Chapter 7. Women and Anabolic Steroids
Diane L. Elliot and Linn Goldberg
Normal Physiological Effects of Testosterone in Women and Men - Prevalence of Anabolic Steroid Use in Females - Physical Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Women - Psychological Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Females - DHEA: A Weak Androgen - Physique-Altering Drug Use - References

Chapter 8. Psychological Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
Michael S. Bahrke
Anabolic Steroids and Aggressive Behavior in Animals - Effect of Endogenous Testosterone Levels on Human Moods and Behaviors - Estrogen-Related Aggression - Contraceptive Studies and Moods - Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Athletes' Moods and Behavior - Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Psychological Dependence and Withdrawal - Methodological Issues - Conclusions - References

Chapter 9. Anabolic Steroids: Potential for Physical and Psychological Dependence
Kirk J. Brower
The Nature of Drug Abuse and Dependence - Evidence for Dependence on Anabolic Steroids - Mechanisms of Anabolic Steroid Dependence - Predictors of Anabolic Steroid Dependence - Course of Dependence on Anabolic Steroids - Prevention and Treatment - References

Chapter 10. Assessment and Treatment of Anabolic Steroid Abuse, Dependence, and Withdrawal
Kirk J. Brower
Identification and Assessment - Treatment of Withdrawal - Conclusions - References

Chapter 11. Legal Aspects of Anabolic Steroid Use and Abuse
Carol Cole Kleinman and C.E. Petit
Direct Legal Consequences of Steroid Abuse - Indirect Legal Consequences of Steroid Abuse: Criminal Behavior - The Proper Role of the Legal System Regarding Steroid Abuse - References

Part III. Testing and Societal Alternatives

Chapter 12. Evolution and Politics of Drug Testing
Jim Ferstle
The Year of Scandals - History of Drug Testing - The Roots of Modern Drug Testing - Challenges and Limitations in Drug Testing - Causes for Criticism of Drug Testing - Possible Solutions Outside the IOC - Athletes' Rights in Drug Testing - 1984: The L.A. Cover-Up - More Secrets - Testing Issues in Pro and U.S. Collegiate Sports - Politics and Pharmacological Warfare - Drug Testing and the Media - References

Chapter 13. Drug Testing and Anabolic Steroids
R. Craig Kammerer
Blood or Urine Testing? - Structures, Chemistry, and Metabolism - Technology of Anabolic Steroid Testing - Philosophy of Anabolic Steroid Testing - Costs of Anabolic Steroid Testing - Circumventing Positive Test Results - Use of Other Substances - Future Directions in Anabolic Steroid Testing - References

Chapter 14. Societal Alternatives
Charles E. Yesalis, Michael S. Bahrke, and James E. Wright
Legalization: An End to Hypocrisy? - Interdiction: A Question of Cost-Effectiveness - Education: Is Anybody Listening? - Conclusion: Our Values Must Change - References

Index
Contributors
About the Editor

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