Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2017. University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Copyright © 2017 Seara Ontiveros


A comprehensive and straight forward description of what exactly steroids are and what they do to the body is described by Gary Wadler, a health major at the New York University School of Medicine, he comments: “When the receptor sites in their bodies, which don’t have much testosterone in them, suddenly are presented with a lot of testosterone, they get activated…The unbalance of hormones increases the red blood cell formations... They’ll get more muscular, more defined. They’ll lose some fat, and increase their lean body mass, [they’ll] get stronger”. Although anabolic steroids and other hormones are consumed by many athletes to enhance performance, it is crucial to stop this act altogether because of the dangerous health risks, the unfair advantages it has over opponents, and how it affects integrity and determination seen in professional sports.

Students or people in general need to educate themselves before ever using substances such as steroids to enhance performance levels. About 6% of the population takes steroids, which is estimated to be 3 in 50 students. The use of steroids needs to cease altogether. I agree with my findings because of the many professional and expertise opinions and statistics that were given. Future research ideas to further this investigation might be to focus on a specific sport and on a specific person such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and research how steroids affected his body.