Steroids and supplements

The endocrine system is responsible for distributing various chemicals such as hormones and steroids throughout the body. Some people may add to their bodies’ natural steroids by taking either prescribed medications or supplements.

How do steroids affect the body?
Identify two or more reasons why athletes may take steroid supplements. In your opinion, do these reasons justify athletes’ steroid use? Why or why not?
Should there be more or less regulation of steroid use, particularly for athletes? Explain.

Sample Solution