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Doping : human growth hormone, steroids, & other performance-enhancing drugs

Author: Celicia Scott
Publisher: Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2015] ©2015
Series: Downside of drugs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"You may have heard of famous sports stars being caught doping--using drugs to hit harder, cycle faster, or run faster. But you may not know why these drugs are so dangerous. From scary changes in your body and behavior, to problems with the law, performance-enhancing drugs bring with them serious consequences. Learn about the ways steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs damage and change your body. Find out  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Celicia Scott
ISBN: 9781422230206 1422230201
OCLC Number: 894039656
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is doping? --
What is the downside of doping? --
Why do athletes take performance-enhancing drugs? --
What are some of the most common drugs and substances used to enhance athletic performance? --
What are steroids? --
Why are steroids so dangerous? --
What is human growth hormone? --
Why is HGH dangerous? --
What is blood doping? --
Why is blood doping dangerous? --
What are other performance-enhancing drugs and substances? --
Why are these other performance-enhancing drugs dangerous --
What nutritional supplements do athletes use--and why can they be a problem? --
What about "healthy" things, like vitamins and protein powders? --
Is doping against the law? --
What happened to famous athletes that got caught doping? (Was it really that bad?).
Series Title: Downside of drugs.
Other Titles: Downside of drugs : doping
Responsibility: Celicia Scott.

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"You may have heard of famous sports stars being caught doping--using drugs to hit harder, cycle faster, or run faster. But you may not know why these drugs are so dangerous. From scary changes in your body and behavior, to problems with the law, performance-enhancing drugs bring with them serious consequences. Learn about the ways steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs damage and change your body. Find out how these drugs can ruin your life and keep you from participating in the activities you love. Discover the downside of doping."--Back cover.

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