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 Anabolic steroids, commonly referred to as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS)

 Anabolic steroids, commonly referred to as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are a family of hormones that comprises testosterone. This class of doping substances cause an extensive increase in the muscular mass and is being used to improve athletic performance. Athletes are using them to increase physical performance and bodybuilders are using them to improve size and cosmetic appearance. That being said, exposure to these substances can result in damage to human health, such as liver cancer, and to the environment. For performance enhancing use, these substances generally used without interruption and during several weeks preceding a competition. The preferred method is “piling up” oral ingestion and injections. This type of treatment has been used in sport medicine to manage a variety of joint, tendon and soft tissue injuries. The long-term side effects of anabolic steroids are severe and will depend on dosage and duration. In particular, early death from cardiovascular disease, sterility in men and, in women, masculinization and possible irreversible effects constitute the most serious dangers. More recently, studies have suggested that psychological and behavioral changes and addiction may result from chronic anabolic steroid abuse. AAS were the first identified doping agents that have ergogenic effects and are on the International Olympic Committec’s list of banned substances. Although majority of the studies has reported the various harmful effect of AAS on athlete’s health, there are also considerable number of scientists claiming that the side effects of AAS are mostly reversible, and the AAS should be controlled as a safe ergogenic substance. Here are the topics that you need to discuss with your classmates… 1. Are the side effects of AAS reversible? 2. Should Sport Society allow athletes to use AAS at their own risk or should be banned? Your initial post should be 150 – 200 words in length.