Bigger, Faster, Stronger! An Overview of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and their Use and Impact on the Sport Industry

O'Hagan, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5361-8320 and Walton, H., 2015. Bigger, Faster, Stronger! An Overview of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and their Use and Impact on the Sport Industry. Foresic Research & Criminology International Journal, 1 (3), 00018. ISSN 2469-2794

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Abstract

The use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in sport is no longer confined to the power disciplines and has become a wide-spread issue throughout the general population. AAS are synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone and display both anabolic and androgenic properties. It is the anabolic properties that are responsible for the muscle binding characteristics and are the main attraction for users. The primary purpose of this review was to provide an overview of the use of AAS in the sports industry by outlining the history of AAS use, the role of AAS in the Olympic success of Soviet athletes and the German Democratic Republic. Furthermore, case studies of the high profile cases of Ben Johnson, Marion Jones and Lance Armstrong were also examined along with the consequences of their drug use. Also outlined are the reasons for AAS use, the
variety of ways in which they are used and short and long-term adverse side effects associated with their use. This research has highlighted problems with previous AAS literature as there is a lack of research into the long-term side effects of AAS use.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Foresic Research & Criminology International Journal
Creators: O'Hagan, A. and Walton, H.
Publisher: MedCrave Online Journals
Date: 2015
Volume: 1
Number: 3
ISSN: 2469-2794
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.15406/frcij.2015.01.00018DOI
Rights: © 2015 O’Hagan et al. An international open access journal.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 01 Mar 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27071

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