Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: December 2003
The use of anabolic steroids in sport has become increasingly well documented over recent years. Controversy over nandrolone and EPO, and the suspicions surrounding their testing, continue to keep the subject in the headlines. Concern is growing, however, that the use of anabolic steroids outside competitive sport is becoming more widespread. Acknowledged by the EU as a public health issue, health professionals outside the sporting arena are increasingly being presented with evidence of steroid abuse amongst the general population. This topical book brings together the key issues surrounding these contentious drugs - their mode of action, side effects, and the physiological and psychological risks and effects of overdose. Outlining the history and social context of these compounds, Anabolic Steroids provides a comprehensive profile of the most commonly used steroids. Students and professionals in the fields of sport science, pharmacology, pharmacy, and a whole range of health sciences will find this a concise and engaging appraisal of the current situation regarding anabolic steroid use and abuse.