Perspectives on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and Doping in Sport and Health

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Fergal Grace (Editor)
Health and Exercise Science, School of Science, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology, Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment
BISAC: MED084000

Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) remain the most used/abused drugs in the athlete and recreational gym user. However, there are some new drugs such as human growth hormone and insulin that are being used by athletes in order to gain a competitive advantage. This book presents separate and multi-disciplinary perspectives of anabolic androgenic steroids and other current drugs of use in sport. The perspectives discussed in this book range from those of sports medicine research scientists, a medical practitioner and sports physician, behavioral scientists and molecular physiologists. There are further contributions from experts in the sociology and ethics of sports doping. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) used as doping agents in sport
(M. Graham, P. Evans & B. Davies)

Chapter 2. Testosterone and molecular regulation of skeletal muscle
(D. Hughes, N. Sculthorpe, A. Sharples & M. Lewis)

Chapter 3. AAS use; perspectives of a general practitioner and sports physician
(G. Jones)

Chapter 4. The effects of non-therapeutic AAS use on cardiac structure and function
(F. Grace, N. Sculthorpe, J. Baker & L. Kilgore)

Chapter 5. Health and behavioral consequences of AAS Use
(A. McPherson, G. Benson, & C. Martin)

Chapter 6. Whatever happened to everyone training hard, playing hard and whoever was the best won fair and square? (sociological voices on the use of banned substances)
(A. McInch, S. Fleming & A. Leyshon)

Chapter 7. AAS, doping and enhancement ethics
(A. Bloodsworth & M. McNamee)

Chapter 8. Current hormones of use for performance and image enhancement
(M. Graham, P. Evans & B. Davies)

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