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The word steroid can start all types of discussions good and bad Topics from the way this substance is abused in the sports world to the way it can help a child with asthma Each side brings up a good point both have their side effects and their benefits In the medicine field the benefits outweigh the side effects and on the sports side the side effects shadow the benefits Why is there such a difference The best answer to that question is regulations Steroids were first used in the 1930s They were used to compensate for a lack of testosterone in some men which helps them to mature Once the effects of this drug was realized it was being used more and more by people that wanted to improve their outward appearance Also during World War 2 German soldiers took them to increase strength and aggresionPinehurst Athletes from around the world noticed the effect steroids were having on other competitors which put pressure on them to increase their performance This led to a ban on steroids at the 1973 Olympic GamesPinehurst Other sports organizations soon followed Some athletes are willing to give up good physical and mental health and careers for a few chances to win In 1992 Vanderbilt University conducted a survey regarding the use of steroids The results were 52 percent of college athletes said that if using steroids guaranteed them nonstop victories for five years but killed them when the five years were up they would use the drug anywayMens Health The National Collegiate Athletic Association is one of many sports organizations that has a ban on steroids testing of athletes is a routine procedure in college athletics today Most athletes with proper training and nutrition achieve the same strength gains over time without the side effects of steroids which can and will plague you for the rest of your life Perkins 2 Steroids are
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