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  • 1. The Truth About Steroids
    • By: Jon Burns
  • 2. Let’s be Honest for a Second
  • 3. User of the Roids
  • 4. User of the Roids
  • 5. User of the Roids
  • 6. Steroids
    • Steroids are- Bad
  • 7. Steroids
    • Steroids are a synthetic version of the human hormone called testosterone. Testosterone stimulates the development of bones and muscle, promotes skin and hair growth, and can influence emotions and energy levels.
  • 8. Side Effects
    • Men who abuse anabolic steroids:
    • baldness
    • difficulty urinating
    • enlarged prostate
    • breast development
    • reduced sperm count
    • impotence
    • testicular shrinkage
    • Women who abuse anabolic steroids:
    • facial hair growth
    • changes in or absence of menstrual periods
    • breast reduction
    • deepened tone of voice
    • clitoral enlargement
    • Side effects which may be common in both sexes include:
    • swollen feet and ankles
    • acne
    • trembling
    • liver damage
    • high blood pressure
    • aching joints and increased joint injuries
  • 9. History of Steroids
    • Anabolic steroids were first developed in the 1930s in Europe, in part to increase the physical strength of German soldiers. Anabolic steroids were tried by physicians for many other purposes in the 1940s and 1950s with varying success. Disadvantages outweighed benefits for most purposes, and during the later decades of the twentieth century medical use in North America and Europe was restricted to a few conditions.
  • 10. Abuse of Steroids in Sports
    • Began in the 1950s during the Olympic Games
    • Athletes from Russia and some East European nations had taken large doses of steroids.
    • Many of the male athletes developed such large prostate glands that they needed a tube inserted in order to urinate.
    • Some of the female athletes developed so many male characteristics chromosome tests were necessary to prove that they were still women.
  • 11. So where do you Stand?