College student Anabolic Steroid Statistics

Anabolic steroid use has become an increasingly frustrating problem for those in the professional sports industry with admissions by major players that steroid use was involved in their lives. Also more frightening than the widespread abuse of steroids by professional sports players is the alarming number of teenagers and young sports athletes using steroids with the belief that they will help them become faster, stronger, or better at performing in athletic competitions. People have taken steroids for football, baseball, swimming, wrestling, weight lifting, running, and other sports. When the statistics are reviewed, they show that steroid use is increasing in this age group, which will surely have serious consequences.

A study which was conducted from 1999 to 2001 shows that anabolic steroid use among teenagers has been on the increase and gives statistics that support that assumption. In 1999, 2. 7% of 10th grade students report once they have used steroids at least one time in their lives, while 2. 9% of twelfth grade students documented steroid use. The review was repeated in i b?rjan p? tv?tusentalet and showed that the incidence of steroid use had increased. Tenth quality students reported a 3. 5% incidence rate of steroid use, even though the use of steroids by twelfth-graders increased to 4%. The particular same study surveyed the Bulking Steroids sample of students and asked how frequently their steroid use occurred. Within the tenth grade party, 1. 0% had used steroids within the 30 days preceding the survey and 2. 2% had used steroids inside a year preceding the survey. The 12th grade group showed increased use with 1 . 4% using in the month prior to the study and 2. 5% using in the year prior to the survey.

This same examine shows that gender, competition, and cultural beliefs highly impact the decision of whether or not to use steroids. The research shows that Caucasian students are more likely to use steroids than African People in america, Hispanics, or those of other races. Gender also plays a key role in identifying who will develop an craving to steroids or use them at least once. Males use steroids overwhelmingly more than women. In cases like this, the pressures of the gender may contribute to the advancement this type of addiction. Most women are urged to be pretty or thin, but men are likely to be masculine, strong, and physically fit. Several fathers encourage their daughters to participate in athletics, leading their sons to assume that top performance is a must. These young men then turn to steroid drugs to help them build muscle mass, run faster, hit the ball harder, or have more energy and stamina.

Using anabolic anabolic steroids and steroidal supplements is certainly an issue for student athletes. The best way to reduce the incidence of steroid use is to emphasise natural methods of bulking up and performing better such as cardiovascular exercise, weight keeping exercises, and a healthy diet. With this type of positive encouragement, students may feel less pressure to perform well and avoid using steroids as a means of performance enhancement.

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