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ERIC Number: EJ884763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The Use of Ergogenic Agents in High School Athletes
Rosenfield, Charlene
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n6 p333-339 2005
Statistics reporting adolescent use of ergogenic agents are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, 6.1% of students from grades 9 through 12 had taken illegal anabolic steroids without a prescription one or more times during their lifetime. Additionally, more adolescent athletes are using non-Food and Drug Administration-regulated herbal supplements that claim ergogenic benefits. Many athletes either are unaware of or do not consider the possible health risks caused by these agents. School-based programs for athletes may be successful in preventing the use of ergogenic agents by increasing knowledge about such agents and offering skills in critical thinking to improve decision-making skills. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A