Supplements and drugs used to enhance athletic performance.

  title={Supplements and drugs used to enhance athletic performance.},
  author={Joseph A. Congeni and S. Miller},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={49 2},
The temptation of using drugs and supplements as shortcuts to improving athletic performance or even to enhance appearance is very seductive to adolescents. This age group is often characterized by a desire for quick results and a lack of concern for future consequences. Preventing the use of drugs to enhance athletic performance is difficult even when we have good medical and scientific evidence to prove a dangerous risk-benefit ratio, such as with AASs. The use of "nutritional supplements" is… CONTINUE READING