Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports


"Next Generation Cheating" Zorpette, Glenn. Current Issues in Biology. Scientific American, Inc. September 2004. 64-75.
This article details the abuse of performance enhancing drugs. It focuses on the newer drugs that are harder to detect. Most of these drugs have yet to be identified, so there is not a test for them yet. The article also explains the use of testosterone as a muscle builder and it details blood doping, what it is and how it is abused. Scientists are concerned that molecular advances are going to make newer drugs that are easier to use and harder to detect. This article is followed by a short quiz and critical thinking questions.

Articles in "Taking Sides"

"Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned from Sports?" Levine, Carol. Taking Sides: Bioethical Issues, eleventh edition.
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