Author : Jeri Freedman
Experts everywhere are arguing over the effects of steroid use on individuals, sports and society. Anabolic steroids build up muscle tissue. They are used by doctors to treat a wide variety of diseases. Two groups of people commonly abuse steroids, athletes who believe it will give them a competitive edge, and people who are concerned about their personal attractiveness. Buying and selling steroids without a prescription is illegal-and dangerous. Steroids have many serious effects on the body and the mind and too much of them can cause harm and permanent damage. Includes full-color pictures, glossary, bibliography, index, further reading, more information. 6 chapters, 64 pages.