I anticipated the Robert Mitchell report on baseball and steroids. I did not read it. I read a little about it. From hearing him on television, it did not seem like the baseball officials or team members care much about integrity in their sport. It is cheating and not fair game for some people to be using that and others not to use it. And it is not healthy. One can do the work, especially if they are already in shape and great athletes. In cases like Andy Pettite's where he used growth hormone for two days as medicine, it can be overlooked. But with those such as Sammy Sosa that want to been acknowledged for breaking records and use steroids consistently, I say, play fair!
Some health effects, taken partly from health effects are:
liver cancer; heart attacks; blood clots leading to stroke; high cholesterol; and acne.
Withdrawal symptoms include: depression and mood swings; fatigue; restlessness; loss of appetite; insomnia; and reduced sex drive.
Some information for this bog was taken from http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/steroids/index.html#.
My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on http://www.authorhouse.com and http://www.amazon.com. If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories. These two books are on my Web site http://www.louizapatsis.com.
Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.