Steroids, Other "Drugs", and Baseball
Congress Opens Hearings on Steroid Use in Baseball
In short, the conclusion that seems to be in order are that steroid use by athletes can have some modest effects on the cardiovascular system, but that those effects are not notablysevere or necessarily even dangerous--in fact, possibly beneficial.
Medical Effects of PEDs - steroids and baseball
It is something from difficult to impossible to make even a decent estimate of what proportion of muscle added by steroid use is upper- versus lower-body, but we do know, verydefinitely, from copious comments in the scientific literature that steroid use very heavily favors upper-body musculature. (As the inimitable Casey Stengelfamously said, "you could look it up"--or just check here.) This is vital, so let me repeat it yet again, in an emphasis box:
Mitchell unveils web of steroid use in baseball - SFGate
Some believe that it is time to legalize the use of steroids in professional sports. As the statistics show, however, legalizing drug use for professional athletes would very likely increase teen athlete use of steroids.
Mitchell unveils web of steroid use in baseball ..
Steroids might enhance an athlete’s performance, but the costs may be high. That’s why the statistics of steroid use in athletes show that now is the time to stop turning a blind eye to the practice.