Although anabolic steroids were developed for legitimate medical purposes, their use - and sometimes abuse - has become popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Describing both the body building benefits that steroids offer and the dangerous side effects of the drugs, this book illuminates the current debate: Is doping cheating, or just another part of an athlete's training regimen? Since the International Olympics Committee and many professional sports organizations have banned their use, the issues surrounding regulation and testing are also addressed.
"This series has added new books ever since it began in 2006. It presents contemporary topics such as AIDS, organic foods, and online social networking in a format that encourages research and further study. Complex issues are well-researched, well-written, and supported by photographs and charts as necessary."
--Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group
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