In this discussion, you will examine steroids, their effects on the body, and their uses as endocrine system supplements.
List the functions of major hormones and their effects on the body.
Contrast the methods by which steroid and nonsteroid hormones are introduced to target tissues.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
The endocrine system is responsible for distributing various chemicals such as hormones and steroids throughout the body. Some people may add to their bodies’ natural steroids by taking either prescribed medications or supplements.
How do steroids affect the body?
Identify two or more reasons why athletes may take steroid supplements. In your opinion, do these reasons justify athletes’ steroid use? Why or why not?
Should there be more or less regulation of steroid use, particularly for athletes? Explain.