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Steroids, Sports, and Body Image: The Risks of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Steroids, Sports, and Body Image: The Risks of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

by Judy Monroe
     
 
Anabolic steroids are powerful drugs that can increase strength and body weight quickly. They are illegal without a doctor's prescription and are banned from athletics. Steroid use puts athletes at risk of being thrown out of competition, and it can cause a multitude of health problems -- even death. Despite the dangers, many people -- both men and women -- use

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Anabolic steroids are powerful drugs that can increase strength and body weight quickly. They are illegal without a doctor's prescription and are banned from athletics. Steroid use puts athletes at risk of being thrown out of competition, and it can cause a multitude of health problems -- even death. Despite the dangers, many people -- both men and women -- use steroids to achieve an ideal body or success in sports. In Steroids, Sports, and Body Image: The Risks of Performance-Enhancing Drugs, author Judy Monroe describes what steroids are, how they work, and why people misuse them. She highlights the disastrous effects of steroid use and steps that have been taken to curb it. And she offers an alternative for young people -- drug-free training tips to help them achieve athletic success in a healthy way.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - John D. Orsborn
Steroids have been in the news on a daily basis this year. First we had Major League Baseball and the question over Barry Bonds and other big hitters. Then. Floyd Landis, won the Tour de France with a stunning comeback, only to lose the title for allegedly having too much testosterone in his body. The newspapers talk about the abuse, consequences, and side effects of using anabolic steroids. However, how much do we really know about the drug many in the sports world call, "juice?" In her book, author Judy Monroe covers the many layers of the issues surrounding anabolic steroids. Unlike the papers and magazines teeming with negative reports of steroid misuse, Ms. Monroe covers the history of steroids, from the discovery of naturally produced testosterone to the synthetic anabolic steroids. There is no question that the illegal use of steroids, particularly by today's teenage athlete is a problem. The author does an excellent job covering the subject. However, she goes further by suggesting solutions to the issues that might actually drive teens to the use of steroids. A volume of the "Issues in Focus," series, this book is recommended for older middle school and high school students, mainly due to the tremendous amount of information provided as well as the technical and scientific vocabulary throughout the text. This makes a good addition to any library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766021600
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Issues in Focus Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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