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Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise-2nd Edition

Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise-2nd Edition

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    Whatever your situation—as sports medicine specialist, researcher, health educator, coach—the problem of anabolic steroid use and abuse is a continuing issue for all sport professionals.

    Edited by Dr. Charles Yesalis, a recognized authority with 20 years experience in the field of drug abuse, Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise, second edition, is the most comprehensive reference text available today, offering the following features:

    • Up-to-date clinical research and reference material concerning the use and abuse of steroids among professional, Olympic-level, college, and high school athletes
    • Expanded data on the health effects, with particular emphasis on women's issues related to steroid abuse
    • New information concerning steroid use among U.S. and foreign collegians, adolescents, and bodybuilders
    • The latest information concerning the legal aspects of steroid usage in sports and exercise
    • Important information on drug testing including a history of the politics surrounding the practice and up-to-date scientific findings

    This revised and expanded second edition of Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise incorporates the latest research, experience and insights of 15 experts on the scientific, clinical, historical, legal, and other aspects of steroid abuse and drug testing. It provides a historical perspective on their use and abuse in exercise and sport, their physical and psychological effects, and issues relating to dependency, testing, intervention, withdrawal, treatment programs, and the legal ramifications of steroid use and abuse.

    Part I presents a historical perspective of anabolic steroids: their development, incidence of usage in sports and exercise, and methods of prevention.

    Part II explores the physical results of steroid use on body composition, performance, and health; women's issues related to steroid use; the psychological effects produced by these substances; physical and psychological dependence; assessing and treating steroid abuse, dependence and withdrawal; and the legal issues arising from their use.

    Part III addresses the evolution of drug testing, the political controversies surrounding steroid use, and alternative strategies for dealing with steroid abuse.

    Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise, second edition, will give you an up-to-date, comprehensive understanding of all aspects of steroid use and abuse as well as testing, treatment, and prevention options.


    Reference for exercise scientists, sports medicine specialists, sport administrators and professionals, coaches, and teachers. Text for specialized courses in sport sciences or sports ethics.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. History and Incidence of Use

    Chapter 1. Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: A Historical Perspective and Definition
    Charles D. Kochakian and Charles E. Yesalis
    Endocrine Function of the Testis
    Androgens: Multiplicity of Male Hormones
    Anabolic Activity
    Partial Dissociation of Anabolic Activity From Androgenic Activity
    Anabolic Steroids
    Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
    Therapeutic and Other Applications
    Veterinary Applications

    Chapter 2. History of Anabolic Steroid Use in Sport and Exercise
    Charles E. Yesalis, Stephen P. Courson, and James E. Wright
    Olympic Sports
    Female Athletes
    National Doping Programs
    Professional Football
    High School
    Other Sports

    Chapter 3. Incidence of Anabolic Steroid Use: A Discussion of Methodological Issues
    Charles E. Yesalis, Michael S. Bahrke, Andrea N. Kopstein, and Camille K. Barsukiewicz
    Investigative Journalism
    Government Investigations
    Drug Testing
    Current Trends
    Methodological Issues

    Chapter 4. Prevention of Anabolic Steroid Use
    Linn Goldberg and Diane L. Elliot
    Scope of the Problem
    Drug-Testing Policy
    Educational Strategies
    AS Education: The ATLAS Study
    The ATLAS Program

    Part II. Effects, Dependence, and Treatment Issues

    Chapter 5. Effect of Anabolic Steroid Use on Body Composition and Physical Performance
    Karl E. Friedl
    Variations in Physiological Response to Anabolic Steroids
    Comparing Anabolic Steroid Dose and Effects
    Empirical Strength Studies
    Composition of Steroid-Induced Body Weight Gain
    Body Composition Changes After Cessation of Anabolic Steroid Use
    Neuromuscular and Neuropsychological Effects of Anabolic Steroid Use
    Sustainment of Androgenicity During Demanding Physical Training
    Countermeasures for Stress-Induced Catabolic Hormones
    Improved Aerobic Endurance Performance

    Chapter 6. Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Physical Health
    Karl E. Friedl
    Distinctions Between Types and Doses of Anabolic Steroids
    Case Reports of Adverse Effects in Anabolic Steroid-Using Athletes
    Suspected Disease Associations
    Stroke: A New Association With Anabolic Steroids
    Prostate: An Androgen Target and Potential for Disease
    Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Problems Indirectly Associated With Anabolic Steroids
    Research on Health Effects

    Chapter 7. Women and Anabolic Steroids
    Diane L. Elliot and Linn Goldberg
    Normal Physiological Effects of Testosterone in Women and Men
    Prevalence of Anabolic Steroid Use in Females
    Physical Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Women
    Psychological Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Females
    DHEA: A Weak Androgen
    Physique-Altering Drug Use

    Chapter 8. Psychological Effects of Endogenous Testosterone and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
    Michael S. Bahrke
    Anabolic Steroids and Aggressive Behavior in Animals
    Effect of Endogenous Testosterone Levels on Human Moods and Behaviors
    Estrogen-Related Aggression
    Contraceptive Studies and Moods
    Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Athletes' Moods and Behavior
    Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Psychological Dependence and Withdrawal
    Methodological Issues

    Chapter 9. Anabolic Steroids: Potential for Physical and Psychological Dependence
    Kirk J. Brower
    The Nature of Drug Abuse and Dependence
    Evidence for Dependence on Anabolic Steroids
    Mechanisms of Anabolic Steroid Dependence
    Predictors of Anabolic Steroid Dependence
    Course of Dependence on Anabolic Steroids
    Prevention and Treatment

    Chapter 10. Assessment and Treatment of Anabolic Steroid Abuse, Dependence, and Withdrawal
    Kirk J. Brower
    Identification and Assessment
    Treatment of Withdrawal

    Chapter 11. Legal Aspects of Anabolic Steroid Use and Abuse
    Carol Cole Kleinman and C.E. Petit
    Direct Legal Consequences of Steroid Abuse
    Indirect Legal Consequences of Steroid Abuse: Criminal Behavior
    The Proper Role of the Legal System Regarding Steroid Abuse

    Part III. Testing and Societal Alternatives

    Chapter 12. Evolution and Politics of Drug Testing
    Jim Ferstle
    The Year of Scandals
    History of Drug Testing
    The Roots of Modern Drug Testing
    Challenges and Limitations in Drug Testing
    Causes for Criticism of Drug Testing
    Possible Solutions Outside the IOC
    Athletes' Rights in Drug Testing
    1984: The L.A. Cover-Up
    More Secrets
    Testing Issues in Pro and U.S. Collegiate Sports
    Politics and Pharmacological Warfare
    Drug Testing and the Media

    Chapter 13. Drug Testing and Anabolic Steroids
    R. Craig Kammerer
    Blood or Urine Testing?
    Structures, Chemistry, and Metabolism
    Technology of Anabolic Steroid Testing
    Philosophy of Anabolic Steroid Testing
    Costs of Anabolic Steroid Testing
    Circumventing Positive Test Results
    Use of Other Substances
    Future Directions in Anabolic Steroid Testing

    Chapter 14. Societal Alternatives
    Charles E. Yesalis, Michael S. Bahrke, and James E. Wright
    Legalization: An End to Hypocrisy?
    Interdiction: A Question of Cost-Effectiveness
    Education: Is Anybody Listening?
    Conclusion: Our Values Must Change

    About the 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.