The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 161
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 161

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 7, 1997
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SHEA MM. I fgOBSpT l3 ' J BEEF BROTH CHICKEN 2 I I DOUBLE RICH DOUBLE STRENGTH BROTH ' CELERY i l1 'sm0 ei As a parent, I'm concerned about the abuse of anabolic steroids. How bad is itP Parents: Watch for sudden growth in your youngster and for boxes, pills, vials and syringes like these. More than 250,000 high school students may be using anabolic steroids at grave risk to their health. In fact, the abuse of steroids (compounds derived from the male hormone testosterone or made synthetically) is one of the fastest-growing drug SOWTil mjr I , il.illOl -f' il CO SflUP! I is aw w u wtx - CHEDDAR LREAM OF Chicken Cheese problems facing young people today. Athletes young and old take steroids to become bigger and stronger r v 1 s ' V with less physical .Jf .... """M ,i" "in ituMmtmmMmammHV " "--'gWxun'.'iJiMIWA.f ..." " IIII..IIIIBI r"' effort. In my book, Michael O'Shea that's cheating. jjjjrjg Yes, steroids do bring quick dramatic growth. But they also cause acne, balding, personality dis- . . . orders ("roid rage") and IS, impotence, as well as elevated blood pressure and in a word, cholesterol, and heart ir- 73 ) m fiti 1 ; J 1 1 I , r ., tt warn iiniiifiut .gj 1 1 , nF 1 CRF AM OF ! crea Mlicun rRFAM 7! CREAM OF CHICKEN wn. Mushroom I Potato I Roasted garlic Herbs 1? x. --r ; 1 I y ' I a j ? r -" y w 1 replarities. Without a pre- Cjgf scription, it is a felony to sell steroids and a misdemeanor to possess them. Equally (if not more) dangerous, what's sold on the street often is phony or contains contaminants that are harmful if swallowed or injected. Have you had problems with anabolic steroids? If so, write me. Coaches too. Michael O'Shea, PhD, is founder and chairman of Sports Training Institute. Have a question about exercise or healthP Write; Fitness, Box 4943, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-4943. We cannot give personal replies but will try to address your concerns in future columns. PARADE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 7, 1997 PAGE 13 I R M

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