Study: More teens using muscle enhancers
What are the long-term effects?
- Duration 3:30
- Date Nov 25, 2012
What are the long-term effects?
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Another startling study happen this -- cared about this for parents -- it has to do with teenagers.
Now seemingly increasingly using those muscle enhancing products.
More so than ever before doctor -- Weis is such a danger.
This is -- a Minneapolis Minnesota and there was a survey so there's 235 questions asked to teen boys.
And we've spent a lot of time even on the show focusing on teen girls and how about their body image.
So it's good to look at teen boys and say what are they thinking.
And what the study showed is that over 90% of them are trying to build up muscle mass they want to look buff.
The thinking about celebrities that look at where people that are working out they want to work out.
But the problem in the study was that it showed an increased risk of using protein powder over 35% of the boys use protein powder.
And there's a suggestion here that it could increase your risk of using steroids and anabolic steroids now.
Taking protein in and of itself isn't a big deal -- I mean you can have protein supplements and they're not gonna hurt you it's okay if your team absolutely it's not gonna hurt you that.
That the only problem is that among those that we're doing it there's a question about whether they -- as well I mean I don't want people to take protein supplements to build up their body when their -- and out and not eat a well balanced meal.
And you the people that -- sports people kids that are exercising.
On a sports team were twice as likely to be using these supplements as people who weren't.
So I'm worried about instead of eating regularly using -- supplements and the question.
Which the study did not answer which is is there is this going to lead to more anabolic steroid use the overall issue though I'm against which is.
-- -- teams to do cardiovascular.
Exercise elect them on treadmills -- like them on the elliptical elect them on the bike this is what I believe -- who's that improves your heart.
The idea of building your upper body -- up.
May make you more attractive to young women it's I'm not against it but that's not his health.
But I've always understood that maybe have the barge muscle groups developed it helps you burn the calories throughout the day as well and I don't know I'm -- -- I don't know that if there's anything really wrong with taking pro team but I'd imagine too much protein -- the body can't break it down.
Absolutely and I'm -- your blood bar the so I have a different take than mark on this I actually.
Don't like that idea of -- is going around and taking these -- partners you've got to find that from parents.
What exactly the causes are you trying to become a member of competitive football team.
Are you just because it's it's a competition between did did did your -- it doesn't make much of -- senators and it's not just going to lead to more steroids and other things.
It can actually cause some illegal drugs and other things it's not -- to your point.
A lot of protein can put a lot of pressure in your liver and your kidneys you can get kidney -- You start burning fat seeking get -- toast is and that's not healthy.
I think did the study itself it may not be as as important.
What he brings up -- for parents who we have -- open communication -- your teens and find out what's going during their lives why are they taking -- how there's just how others.
Could be treated as another drug or medication I would not take it lightly.
And I think going back to healthy lifestyle exercising and getting good proletarian and then.
-- real diverse food is is a way to go so I'm a -- against these -- Yeah it's you know part I think -- into other things as well.
I don't think they're healthy and I think that they're part of -- whole idea of building a body image in -- -- I don't want.
Yet yet you -- you kind of don't think about the girls are you know president guys are under pressure now that -- that -- such a difficult time for some menacing and watch 6% are taking steroids that's not how that's not a matter that.
Goodness that's -- -- sort of -- and everything are.