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Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise [Hardcover]

Charles E. Yesalis
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1 Mar 2000 0880117869 978-0880117869 2nd Revised edition
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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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Europe Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880117869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880117869
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 877,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding! 11 April 2004
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Format:Hardcover
If you can only read one book on the subject of steroid use, read this one. Everything you could ever want to know is objectively presented in a clear and assessable manner. With references thoughout this is a book for those interested in the study of the subject as well as those who just wish to know what all the fuse is about. Simply outstanding and good value at any price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive study of steroid history and research. 12 Jan 2002
By Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is an academic book ,which will appeal to the serious researcher ,in the subject of anabolic steroids. Dr. Charles Yesalis offers the research findings and opinions of steroid advocates and detractors in an unbiased scientific document.
The book includes chapters on drug testing,analysis of performance,health implications and the legal aspects of steroid
possession and distribution ,as well as a comprehensive history of steroids.
The author reveals the controversy of the subject, by introducing the aspect of law enforcement of these controlled drugs, whilst quoting the American Medical Associations view that steroids should not be scheduled and that "...steroids can be used safely."
The author shows that several decades of steroid research ,by the medical authorities, often reveals a lack of understanding of steroid dosing ,as applied effectively, by top competing athletes.
This is a book to be recommended to the sports coach,researcher and above all, to the medical and health educating specialists whose inadequate understanding of anabolic steroids is often fostered by myth and anecdote.
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1.0 out of 5 stars More Techno-Geek Material 19 Jun 2006
By HookerFan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
And who is this author? Yesalis? A "professor of health policy, administration, exercise and sports science at Penn State"? And he has put together what? An "objective, in-depth collection of articles that examine anabolic-androgenic steroids, their effects, and long-term medical prognosis of use". Whoopee. Sorry, but men looking for Steroid information aren't looking for this type of "data". Men looking for real informaton, information that they can use on Steroids or AAS are going to be wasting their money with this book. If you feel you must read it then hope you find it in a library and not waste your money. If you want information that you can use and from a Bro that you can trust, then check out Anthony Roberts book called Anabolic Steroids: Ultimate Research Guide. And it does mean ULTIMATE. And it is something that you can use and trust being from someone who has Been There and Done That.
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