Please Explain: Steroids and Human Growth Hormones

Friday, February 15, 2008

Roger Clemens's Congressional testimony has put pro athletes' steroid use on center stage. On Please Explain, find out what exactly steroids and human growth hormones are, how they affect the body, and why they can be so dangerous.

Leonard speaks with Dr. Timothy Hewett of The Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; and Dr. Donald Catlin, President of the non-profit Anti Doping Research Institute.


Dr. Donald Catlin and Dr. Timothy Hewett

Comments [2]

kyle from CT.

Could you explain the Floyd Landis situation where he tested for testosterone, neither a steroid nor a growth hormone, and his complaints about the way his samples were handled?

Feb. 15 2008 01:41 PM
JT from LI

There was a recent report that American athletes will not eat meat from China during the Olympics because of the amount of steroids in the animals. Is it that easy to fail a drug test?

Feb. 15 2008 01:09 PM

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