Synthetic America Pros And Cons

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Synthetic America As our nation ages year by year, the individuals that make it up look harder than ever to avoid doing the same by using synthetic steroids, and costly medical procedures. Our athletes get faster, stronger, and bigger every season. Every year brings new record breaking statistics in every sport. In addition to the athletes improving their abilities, they also seem to look much younger than their age tells us. Whether or not these are all just side effects of better knowledge, better training, and improved diets, they also point to the use of performance enhancing drugs. The use of these products is not condoned by many people, but steroid users in professional sports are generally over judged due to the public’s lack of knowledge…show more content…
Mitchell conducted a twenty month investigation into the use of steroids and HGH (human growth hormone) in Major League Baseball. The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball, informally known as the "Mitchell Report", names 89 Major League Baseball players who allegedly used steroids or drugs (Mitchell Report). What followed was a string of allegations and bad publicity for many players. As a result of all the recent controversy, most professional players that formerly used steroids have turned to using HGH, which is not detectable with steroid…show more content…
Although there are many side effects of steroids everyone should be aware of, the dangers to young people are far worse than anyone else. Dan Duchaine was an anabolic steroid pioneer who in 1982 wrote the Underground Steroid Handbook in which he tells us "I don't think children (teenagers included) should take steroids because all but one or two of the drugs can stop bone growth prematurely." Even the most avid steroid users agree that they should not be taken under the age of 21, when most people have stopped
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