Some Teens Use Supplements
- 08-01-2005, 05:03 PM
Some Teens Use Supplements
OH NO! What are we going to do about this growing interest among America's youth to be fit, strong, and healthy? IT COULD BECOME A CRISIS!!!
What morons. Don't journalists actually have to read anything about a subject before writing about it?
Once again, the line between the word 'supplement' and 'steroid' is blurred...
For Toned Look, Some Teens Use Supplements
By LINDSEY TANNER
The Associated Press
Monday, August 1, 2005; 12:08 AM
CHICAGO -- Getting a sculpted look is a goal for many U.S. teens _ and while some are using dangerous supplements to get it, sizable numbers of girls and boys are engaging in more healthy strength-training, a survey found.
Eight percent of girls and 12 percent of boys surveyed said they used supplements in striving to become more buff. Protein shakes and powders were the most commonly used, but teens also listed steroids, growth hormone, amino acids and other potentially unhealthful products among those they'd tried in the previous year.
With obesity on the rise, it's encouraging on the one hand that many teens try to look fit, said lead author Alison Fields, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. But there's "a fine line" between fighting obesity and using potentially unhealthy methods to achieve potentially unrealistic goals, she said.
"Our results would suggest that some of these kids have gone right past healthy to something unhealthy," Field said.
The report appears in the August edition of Pediatrics, being issued Monday. It was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and cereal-maker Kellogg Co.
Field said the large numbers of youngsters thinking about getting toned or actively trying to achieve the look suggests at least some likely have unrealistic expectations about how their bodies can or should look.
Dr. Eric Small, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' sports medicine and fitness committee, said he suspects supplement use was underreported, since other studies have suggested that teens' use of steroids alone is more prevalent.
Small helped write an academy policy statement published in April that says performance-enhancing supplements are unproven and under-regulated and should not be used by children or teens. He was not involved in the survey.
"Everyone wants a quick fix" but lifestyle changes are generally more effective, Small said, adding that teens should seek healthy lifestyles rather than trying to emulate a certain look.
"Working out is definitely a good thing but you have to work out for the right reasons," Small said.
The study was based on a 1999 survey conducted by Field and colleagues of 10,449 12- to 18-year-olds whose mothers were participating in a Harvard-affiliated study of nurses' health.
Roughly 30 percent each of boys and girls said they frequently thought about wanting more defined muscles. Forty-four percent of girls and 62 percent of boys said they'd participated in strength training. That activity wasn't defined but it likely included weightlifting, pilates and yoga, Field said.
Boys who read men's, fashion or fitness magazines and girls who said they wanted to look like famous women were more likely than other youngsters surveyed to use supplements to enhance their physique. However, the researchers said they were unable to determine if youngsters who were already fitness-conscious were more drawn to fitness-oriented media, or whether it was exposure to media that prompted their fitness-seeking behavior.
About 15 percent of the girls and 23 percent of the boys were chubby or seriously overweight. About three-fourths of the youngsters participated in team sports, and most were white and from at least middle-class families.
- 08-01-2005, 06:02 PM
All's I have to say is watch out for those amino acids. Bad stuff I tell ya bad stuff.
Seriously the fat journalist who wrote this should be smacked on all three of his chins. what a waste of ink
08-01-2005, 07:35 PM
That's some of the most irresponsible, so called "journalism" I've ever read in my life.
That's like saying "automobile" and "airplane" mean the same thing.
08-01-2005, 08:57 PM
08-02-2005, 04:48 AM
That article was offensive, its like looking at a festering turd or something.......eeeeew! I dont want to see that!
08-02-2005, 07:10 AM
08-02-2005, 07:38 AM
Thats ****ing it.
People like this almost got me expelled and put in Juvenille Prison during highschool. I hate, hate, hate these people. My life was a living hell because I had some leptigen in my locker.
Is there a country on this planet that doesn't give a **** what you have supplement/chemical wise? Anyone know which country has the most bodybuilder friendly laws?
08-02-2005, 08:45 AM
Thailand must be pretty decent....Dennis James I think lives there.
Frickin' Hot and humid though.
Maybe Canada? I hear personal use "goodies" are ok there...lol.
08-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Sorry, you'll have to go to Thailand. Canada's laws are much the same as the US. "Personal use" amounts are still illegal here as well. We're in the same boat I'm afraid.Originally Posted by -2z-
08-02-2005, 11:08 AM
Yeah, in prison there. Didn't he get busted for dealing Ecstasy? BTW, the article was bunk. In fact I pretty much stopped reading after he grouped aminos in with steroids and GH. "cough" moron "cough".Originally Posted by -2z-
08-02-2005, 11:16 AM
Reminds me of when I was a kid and on Sesame Street they did the thing where they asked "Which of these things is not like the other...?"
08-02-2005, 12:49 PM
Wow really? Not to open old wounds but this would definately be a story worth reading.Originally Posted by arlowf
08-02-2005, 02:38 PM
08-02-2005, 09:55 PM
AMINO ACIDS?!?! HOLY **** WHAT HAVE WE DONE?!?!?! THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY BE INGESTING GLUTAMINE, OR GOD FORBID ARGININE!!! WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN??!?!?! WHAT! ABOUT! THE CHILDREN!!!!
What the hell do they expect teens to do? They want to be ripped for the ladies, and they want it fast. Teens are willing to use anything that promises fast results.
08-02-2005, 10:30 PM
I'm in H.S., I had 2lbs of protein in my locker for mid-day drinks and such -- well, that was $20 of protein that went to waste. I watched it get poured out since it was considered a "class 1 steroid in public schools".
Heh, nice -- eh? Don't ask about the kid that had CREATINE in his locker either, he was suspended and kicked out of sports for 1 season (it was fall so he couldn't do any winter sports).
08-02-2005, 10:34 PM
Come again? You're joking right? What backwards part of the country are you from? Oh wait...Originally Posted by sholiz
08-02-2005, 11:03 PM
Thats the most preposturous thing Ive heard since........well......since I read the article were talking about. Pouring out protien powder? Suspending kids for creatine? Class 1 steroid? Dont they have dictionaries in school anymore? Maybe you should show them one. Im sorry but anyone who thinks protien or creatine are steroids is dumber then a sack of rocks, and IMO has no bussines trying to teach anything in any establishment with the tomarity to perpetuate the farce that they are in fact an educational facility. A class 1 steroid? give me a f**king break allready. Ive seen termite infested logs more qualified to educate a fellow human being. LOL!Originally Posted by sholiz
08-02-2005, 11:51 PM
08-02-2005, 11:54 PM
I've been caught twice with creatine. Luckally, the principal I was sent to both times happens to be both my football coach and was the one who gave me advice to start creatine. MUHAHAHAAHOriginally Posted by sholiz
08-03-2005, 12:06 AM
What is creatine a ban substance now in HS? I guess protein is also... do they let you eat any food that is good for you?
08-03-2005, 02:03 AM
You monster! lol... You must be a friggin cheating juice face bro. (sarcastic tone)Originally Posted by davisville64
08-03-2005, 02:10 AM
I wonder if the dummy who decided protien shouldnt be allowed in school has someone supervise him whenever he brushes his teeth so he doesnt drown himself in the sink. Keep that guy away from your sliding glass window, you allready have to worry about birds running into it. Seriously, though Im being fecetious because I know of no better way to deal with such insolence. This anti-supp hysteria is getting so out of hand that the articles that favor it seem to get more and more like the enquirer/sun type of shock and bull by the day.
08-03-2005, 08:21 AM
But don't you know...??
Using protein and creatine leads young people down a destructive path that eventually results in steroid use and suicide.
It's a widely believed myth...
08-03-2005, 01:33 PM
opps.. i had meat today so i guess i had some protien too. amino acids. omg they are dumb just plain dumb
sry though i didn't mean to ingest protien i just dont know how that happened
BTW:::: for all of you that dont know.. AIR is now a class 1 steroid. enjoy your jail people.. i've already stt arted t oo o h old my br eathhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhh
opps blacked out for a sec.
08-03-2005, 01:33 PM
08-03-2005, 02:03 PM
Highschool is just bad for being an evil little world. The teachers who have been teaching, year, after year, after year, are some of the most bitter individuals in schools around the country. You can NOT teach these people anything they don't already know. The coolest teachers in school are the ones who admit that they still have alot to learn and learn alot from students, what a concept!
Here are some questions for today. For all the Watchdogs who may be browsing this very forum. Do you know what Oral Birth Control Pills are, what is their mechanism of action. How are they processed in the body? Can they be harmful to the individual taking them? Are they Hormones? Are they?, no., could they be?, you can't be serious?, STEROIDS?! We can trick a young girls body into thinking it's already pregnant for many, many many years, without risk? Oh yea, I believe they are Methylated, so don't forget your LIVER PROTECTION. It's all about the almighty Dollar. Steroids are bad, are you sexualy active? Are you taking birth control? Good. Responsibility starts with you.
08-03-2005, 02:42 PM
08-03-2005, 03:05 PM
Woah now there.. don't condem them all.. there are some damn good teachers in this country but just like any other field, we has some real dumbasses in it also... and these are on the dumbass caliber of some of the ones I have met in other fields... and the coolness factor really doesn't play into teaching, just like it doesn't play in being the boss most of the time.... you have things that you have to do(teach) want to or not.. and MOST teachers do understand the fact that they don't know everything.. that is one of the reasons that they have to head back to school almost every summer or take continuing ED classes...Originally Posted by Mach .78
08-04-2005, 02:53 AM
It's not a matter if your young or old, its a matter if your stupid or not stupid. It just so happens that many young people are stupid. For any stupid person, creatine could be a "gateway" drug to gh, steroids, rec drugs, etc in the sense that they were afraid to try it out because the media and everyone said creatine was bad, but when they got the balls to try it, "eh its not bad at all, actually kinda nice". Now they apply that same logic to everything and you can see what happens. So do we blame the person for being stupid or do we blame the media as the precurser to the entire sequence? In the Bible, Eve was stupid, but she was setup. Both were punished (satan worse imo lol, even tho ours was not so fun either), however today, the media isn't punished. We all know how many problems the media causes and we all know how much we all hate them. What does the media say? They have a whole list of stupid excuses like "we can't report all the 'good' stuff that is going on, its just not possible" well bitches, at least try to put it into perspective so your not trying to inflict so much fear into people so they **** their pants. Ever notice that in tragic times and events, its almost like a competiton between the media to get the highest death toll numbers, and when they get the new death toll numbers do you notice how excited and almost happy they are to report it? The media is truly f*cking up this country. I believe the media is even more to blame than the government. The governemnt almost has no realistic choice but to play along and "fix" whatever the media purpetrates as "wrong" or there will be alot of angry soccer moms / stupid majority. Just like in the Bible how Pilate "had to" sentence Jesus to death, even though He did nothing wrong, and Pilate didn't even want to.. it was just cause the stupid majority wanted it..
We've got alot of young guys on here that are pretty knowledgable and know exactly what we are doing to their bodies. I consider myself one of them. Unfortunately the ratio for stupid/not stupid is very much offset. And in a place where the majority rule, we are all poured into the same cup whether we would like to be or not.
08-04-2005, 03:13 AM
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