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Steroids and doping in sports : a reference handbook / David E. Newton

Newton, David E

Edité par ABC-Clio. Santa Barbara - 2018

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most controversial issues in modern society-steroid abuse among athletes-as well as to the ongoing debate over the use and misuse of illegal substances in amateur and professional sporting events. It helps readers towards an understanding of the nature of anabolic steroids and their effects on the human body, both beneficial and harmful. The book also comprises an extensive array of tools that permits students to continue their own research on the topic. It includes a glossary of terms that will aid readers in better understanding the technical language used in discussions of steroids and doping in sports and introduces readers to the complex issue of testing for illegal drugs in both amateur and professional sports, and to methods of testing and problems involved with mediating the validity and reliability of tests. It introduces students to important individuals and organizations involved in steroid abuse and doping in sports, both historically and currently.

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