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Author Smith, Aaron, 1972- author

Title Performance and image enhancing drugs and substances : issues, influences and impacts / Aaron C.T. Smith, Bob Stewart, Kate Westberg and Constantino Stavros
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (163 pages)
Contents Chapter 1 Apply, ingest, inject and regret: introduction to performance and image enhancing substances -- chapter 2 Power, pleasure, fat and fit: dietary and nutritional supplements as PIEDS -- chapter 3 Use, abuse, patterns and profiles: scale and scope of PIEDS use in sport -- chapter 4 Channels, choices, causes and codes: the impact of culture, values and ethnicity -- chapter 5 Thoughts, functions, brains and boosters: cognitive enhancers as PIEDS -- chapter 6 Protein, prohormones, steroids and stimulants: performance and image enhancing drugs and substances typology of classes -- chapter 7 Givens, gaps, confidences and cautions: conclusion
Summary In the pursuit of more muscle, enhanced strength, sustained endurance and idealised physiques, an increasing number of elite athletes, recreational sport enthusiasts and body-conscious gym-users are turning to performance and image enhancing drugs and substances (PIEDS) In many instances, such use occurs with little regard for the health, social and economic consequences.?It offers the perfect guide to assist students, government policy makers and sport managers in understanding the complex issues surrounding PIEDS consumption.This book presents a nuanced, evidence-based examination of PIEDS. It provides a classification of PIEDS types, physical impacts, rates of use, user profiles, legal and sporting status, and remedial program interventions, covering both elite and recreational use
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 06, 2018)
Subject Anabolic steroids
Body image
Doping in sports
Drug abuse
Anabolic steroids.
Body image.
Doping in sports.
Drug abuse.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Form Electronic book
Author Stavros, Constantino, author
Stewart, Bob, 1946- author
Westberg, Kate, author
LC no. 2018018223
ISBN 1351029320 (electronic bk.)
1351029339 (electronic bk.)
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