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New Study Finding that High Steroid Use By Gay And Bisexual Teen Boys: The Tip Of The Iceberg

The latest news about the extraordinarily high usage rate of anabolic steroids and other Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs by America's gay and bi teenage boys comes as no surprise to Don Hooton of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, widely recognized as the national leader in education on the topic of APED use by the youth of the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Misuse Five Times Higher For Gay and Bisexual Boys

A new study from The Fenway Institute, a Boston health center for the LGBT community, shows that gay and bisexual boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) at rates much higher than their straight counterparts. One of the reasons is an obsessive desire to look better, which is behind the use by more and more teenagers, gay and straight.

Muscle-Enhancing Behaviors More Common Among Teens Than Previously Thought

The use of muscle-enhancing behaviors among middle and high school boys and girls - including such unhealthy behaviors as using protein powders or shakes, steroids, and other muscle-enhancing substances - is substantially higher than previously reported, a new study finds.

Cycling's Doping Problem: A Clean Athlete's Persepective

In the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, a two-time Olympic track cyclist says she never regretted her decision not to dope because she can look back at her entire cycling career and know that everything she accomplished was clean, and be proud.

Pro-Active Approach To Preventing Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use Urged

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has issued a valuable new position statement summarizing the best available evidence related to the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and calling for improved understanding of AAS in the sports medicine and athletic communities.

Doping In Sports: Time For An Honest Conversation

The controversy surrounding the Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, who won a gold medal this week in the 400 Individual Medley, has every news show buzzing about whether she is doping. A two-time Olympic track cyclist weighs in.

Sports Health Updates: The Importance of Exercise, Nutrition for Injured Athletes, and Creatine Safety

MomsTeam nutrition expert Nancy Clark reports on the latest research from the ACSM Annual Meeting on the importance of physical exercise, nutrition for the injured athlete, and creatine safety.

Anti-Doping Agency Supplement Safety Program Gains Support

NSF International, a non-profit firm that tests and certifies dietary supplements and sports nutritional products to ensure they are free of banned substances such as steroids, has announced full support for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) "Supplement Safety Now" campaign.  The campaign will create increased awareness around this important public health issue and help safeguard consumers from taking steroids and other illegal or controlled substances in products that are marketed as "safe and legal" dietary supplements.

Education, Not Testing Key To Winning Steroid Battle

If you saw the recent stories  about the preliminary results of the two-year, $6 million dollar high school steroid testing program in Texas, you might be confused.

A-Rod's Admission of Steroid Use Another Lesson For Kids That Users Are Just Cheating Themselves

The admission by New York Yankee superstar Alex Rodriguez that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers is just the latest in a sorry stream of admissions about the use of steroids by current and former Major League Baseball players.  President Obama said Rodriquez's confession to ESPN's Peter Gammons "tarnishes an entire era to some degree."  He re-stated the obvious when he said  that drugs use by sports stars "sent the wrong message to the nation's youth."

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