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Steroids

Why the hype over steroids? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about the science of steroids and also a little about why they’re so popular - and so dangerous. You’ll discover what steroids are, how they occur naturally in the body, and how doctors can prescribe steroid use for good reasons. But you’ll also find out about the uncool practice of steroid abuse and why people use steroids without a doctor’s supervision. In particular, you’ll see why some athletes might abuse anabolic steroids - and you’ll learn about the bad side effects they can have in men and women who use them. Believe us, steroids will make you more scary than strong!

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What are steroids and how do they work?

Do people take a lot of steroids?

Why are steroids sometimes used as medicine?