The World of Anabolic Steroids

Jeff Wischer

Dr. Michael Lane Department of Exercise and Sport Science

My thesis topic revolves around anabolic steroids and the use and misuse of these drugs. So often in today’s society, we here about anabolic steroids and how detrimental they are to one’s health. We also often hear steroids that are associated with the sports world and sporting stars. Some of the key questions that my thesis topic focuses on include are the adverse effects associated with steroids true? Who are the main users of steroid? Why would someone use steroids? My thesis focuses on proper steroid usage vs steroid abuse and how this is a key aspect when it comes to the adverse effects of anabolic steroids. I will analyze how often proper steroid usage gets lumped into the same category as steroid abuse and will analyze the differences in the amount and severity of adverse effects that are produced by abuse vs proper use. I will analyze the effects caused to different body systems and look at the effects and differences between oral and injectable steroids. I will also look into why someone would abuse steroids and will analyze the three main reasons that are highlighted in the research as to why people abuse and misuse steroids instead of utilizing them properly.

Keywords: Honors Thesis, Eastern Kentucky, Anabolic Steroids, Anabolic Steroid Abuse, Undergraduate

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-9-2016


Michael T. Lane

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Exercise and Sport Science

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Exercise and Sport Science