The Science of Steroids

In recent weeks, sports including baseball and track have been rocked by allegations that some top stars partly owe their success to the use of banned substances. We'll find out what some of these chemicals are, how they work, and what other effects they might have on the human body.


Dr. Linn Goldberg, professor of medicine. Head, Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine. Director, Human Performance Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University.



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