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Size Matters: Reflections on Muscle, Drugs, and Sport – Iron Game History – August, 2008

In the closing pages of Game of Shadows, the 2006 book on Barry Bonds and the BALCO scandal, the book’s authors, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, include an appendix containing additional evidence they believe proves Ban-y Bonds was an anabolic drug user. “The belief that changes in Bonds’ body reflect steroid use,” they write, “is supported by the research of Harvard University psychiatrist Harrison Pope, an expert on the mental-health effects of steroid abuse.” Pope and his col- leagues, they explain, published an article in The Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in 1995 that contained “a mathematical formula for use in determining whether a person used steroids.”