Steroids: Are They Worth It?
There are sports figures who use anabolic steroids to enhance their athletic prowess, but at what risk? Players acknowledge there is pressure to take steroids to compete. However, doctors caution that side effects from steroid use can include kidney failure, heart disease, brain tumors and impotency as well as behavioral changes. And yet, some contend that when used in lower doses there isn't a negative effect on liver function, the immune system or cardiac risk profile. Should athletes be tested? The decision of whether or not players should be tested for steroids and how that would be implemented brings about questions of privacy, fairness and the politics of sports. This case study will review viewpoints and policies from Major League Baseball and other sports like the NFL , NBA, U.S. Olympic team, NCAA and high school sports.
9, 10, 11, 12, Higher education
Individual Sports, Team Sports, Body Systems And Senses, Safety, Substance Abuse Prevention, Biological And Life Sciences
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