Anabolic Steroids: Demystified (Paperback)
Anabolic Steroids Demystified presents an insider's view of anabolic steroids by two world-class sports scientists and athletes: Thomas Fahey and Frank Katch. Their experiences as scientists, coaches, and athletes help you separate the street news from the street noise about these controversial drugs. The ebook version includes direct access to over 1600 original source journal articles and abstracts. Topics include:
- How world-class athletes and bodybuilders use anabolic steroids.
- Supplemental testosterone in middle-aged and older adults
- Steroid use by recreational bodybuilders and physically active people.
- Effects of anabolic steroids on strength, power, endurance, and sports skills.
- The biochemistry of anabolic steroids
- Who takes these drugs and why.
- The effects of anabolic steroids on sports performance in men, women, and children.
- Anabolic steroids and motor control.
- Side effects of anabolic steroids and their effects on the cardiovascular system, longevity, cancer, liver, kidneys, skin, blood, and soft tissue.
- Sexual effects of anabolic steroids
- Psychological effects of anabolic steroids, including "roid rage."
- Medical uses of anabolic steroids.
- History of anabolic steroids, including steroid use during the cold war and Russian steroid scandals. The book includes stories about steroid use in sport revealed for the first time.
- The ethics and legal considerations of anabolic steroid use.
- Drug testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency. How countries and athletes try to beat the tests.
- Controversies about steroid use in Russia, USSR, and East Germany.
- Long term steroid effects on performance, health, and lifespan.
This is must reading for athletes, researchers, coaches working with athletes who might take steroids, the media, sports fans, parents of athletes, and politicians.