Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens , progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).
One possible side effect of taking the HGH injections is the patient's pituitary gland becoming lazy . The injections provide the body with a full dose of human growth hormone so the pituitary gland will not need to release its own real HGH. For this reason it can be hard to get off the injections because if they are stopped abruptly the person may experience a "rebound effect" in which he loses the benefits he had gained and maybe more. This is the result of the body being left without enough growth hormone, since the pituitary gland will have become lazy.