Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise (2nd Revised edition)

Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise (2nd Revised edition)

By: Charles E. Yesalis (author), Charles E. Yesalis (editor)Hardback

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A recognised authority on drug abuse problems, Charles Yesalis presents new research findings on the use and abuse of steroids in sports and exercise. Contribution from respected researchers provide information on steroid use within professional sports and among Olympic athletes. In addition, new information on drug use among international student athletes, adolescents and body builders is explored. This second edition also examines the effects of steroid use on health, with special emphasis on women's problems associated with steroid abuse. The issue of drug dependency is discussed and descriptions of new and successful drug intervention programmes are presented. This book also examines the continuing political controversies surrounding drug testing issues and the positions adopted by certain countries with respect to drug use among their athletes.

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About Author

Renowned worldwide for research and teaching experience related to nonmedical use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, Charles Yesalis, ScD, MPH, is currently professor of Health Policy and Administration and Exercise and Sport Science at The Pennsylvania State University.

Author or coauthor of more than 60 journal articles and a frequent presenter at international conferences throughout the United States, Canada, France, Sweden, and the Czech Republic, he has also edited or coauthored three books concerning steroid usage.

In addition to testifying before the U.S. Congress, he has acted as consultant for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Drug Enforcement Administration, NFL Players Association, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Olympic Committee, National College Athletic Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Yesalis earned a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

In his leisure time he enjoys military history as well as racquetball, weightlifting, and running.


Anabolic-androgenic steroids - a historical perspective and definition; history of anabolic steroid use in sport and exercise; incidence of anabolic steroid use -a discussion of methodological issues; prevention of anabolic steroid use; effect of anabolic steroid use on body composition and physical performance; effects of anabolic steroid on physical health; women and anabolic steroids; psychological effects of endogenous testosterone and anabolic-androgenic steroids; anabolic steroids - potential for physical and psychological dependence; assessment and treatment of anabolic steroid abuse, dependence, and withdrawal; legal aspects of anabolic steroid use and abuse; evolution of politics of drug testing.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780880117869
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780880117869
  • weight: 953
  • ISBN10: 0880117869
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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