Prevalence of use of performance-enhancing substances among United States adolescents.

@article{Castillo2007PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of use of performance-enhancing substances among United States adolescents.},
  author={Edward M. Castillo and Richard Comstock},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={663-75, ix-x}
}
Adolescents may regard the use of performance-enhancing substances as an easy means to gain self-esteem through improved body appearance and athletic performance. The use of performance-enhancing substances by adolescents is particularly troubling because safety data are largely lacking. This poses a dilemma for the pediatrician who needs correct information, including the potential efficacy and negative health effects of such substances, to identify the patients in need of counseling and to… CONTINUE READING

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