Anabolic Steroids

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Since ancient history, many athletes have resorted to performance enhancing aids to give them an edge on their opponents. Greek Olympians used strychnine and hallucinogenic mushrooms to psych up for an event. 'In 1886 a French cyclist was the first athlete to die from using a performance enhancer, called speedballs, a mixture of cocaine and heroin. In the 1920's, physicians inserted slices of monkey testicles into male athletes to help boost vitality. In the 1930's Aldof …

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…a series of events will occur as the body tries to regain its natural balance. By altering the balance of the endocrine system users may be taking a big risk. Work Cited Schrof, Joannie M. 'Pumped Up.' US News and World Report, June 1, 1992,         Volume 12 Issue 21, p54. Schwarzenegger, Arnold. 'Anabolic Steroids and Ergogenic Aids.' The Encyclopedia of Modern         Bodybuilding. New York: Simon and Schuster. Pgs. 721-730. 'Health Report.' Time, June 14, 1993, Vol. 141 Issue 24, p16.