Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Human growth hormone is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, secreted by the pituitary gland. It is essential for normal growth and development and deficiency or excess of the hormone can lead to abnormalities...
But as a performance-enhancing drug, injecting hGH allows athletes to develop power and strength and to recover from muscle damage caused by harder training.
That would not only benefit strength and power sports like weight lifting...but also other sports like distance running and rowing."
"Doping Tests May Fail in Court," ABC Science Online, July 29, 2004
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Science journalist, ABC Science Online
Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Former policy officer and journalist, Australian Consumers' Association
PhD, Science and Technology Studies, University of Wollongong (Australia), 2004
"Journalism at Risk: Factors Influencing Journalistic Coverage of the GM Food and Crops Debate (Australia, 1999-2001) and Prospects for Critical Journalism," PhD thesis for University of Wollongong, 2005
"Nanotech Risk Put on Insurance Agenda," ABC Science Online, June 7, 2004
"Xenotransplants Too Risky, Says Expert," ABC Science Online, Mar. 19, 2004