Should Steroids Be Allowed In Sports

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In todays society, steroids in sports is a very common topic as there are starting to be more and more cases of such use happening. The current ruling is that anabolic steroids are not allowed in any type of sanctioned competition however, this rule should be reconsidered and abolished. Anabolic steroids should be allowed in sports because it would improve the level of competition, regulate the so called talent that each player has, as well as allow athletes to achieve a new level of performance. To best understand why steroids should be allowed it is important to understand what they are, the different variations and types, and what they can be used for. The term steroids are often misused to describe any performance enhancing drug. Although steroids are actually a synthetic version of a hormone that the body produces naturally. For example, birth control is a steroid under this definition because it is a synthetic version of the female sex hormone estrogen and progesterone. Other types of steroids are cortisol steroids and anabolic steroids. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that signals the body to break down inflammation as well as combat stress, increase metabolism, and suppress the immune system. The most commonly referred to steroid is anabolic steroids, which are the type that have such a bad reputation and are currently band in professional sports. Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone. This hormone is natural produced by the testicles. Testosterone tells body to increase muscle size and strength and allows you to…show more content…
Some of the main reasoning behind this is that it would allow for regulation among all athletes and would provide a peace of mind into the genetic make up of what makes athletes talented. Foe example, If we were to regulate the distribution and use of these steroids it would allow for sports to become
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