RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show
RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

Is Your Kid Using Performance Enhancing Drugs?

September 16, 20139 min
Understanding the warning signs may help you discourage your child from "doping," and avoid the dangerous side effects.More than half of all high school students play on sports teams. Even at that young age, there seems to be more and more of a "win at all cost" mentality. In an attempt to enhance their performance and improve their physique, teen athletes may turn to performance enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids and supplements available over the counter like creatine. What type of drugs are teens using, and what is the effect on their health?Unfortunately, PED use is widespread in high schools, colleges and gyms across the United States. Understanding the warning signs may help you discourage your child from "doping," and avoid the dangerous side effects. Fitness expert, Felicia Romero, and Dr. Decker Weiss share healthy ways for young athletes to improve strength and muscle development.

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