Here's an interesting perspective by professional bodybuilder and nutrition counsellor, Dave Pulcinella about the healthiness of competitive bodybuilding. It's one with which I somewhat agree.
I agree with Pulcinella that when bodybuilding is taken as a sport, a number one concern should be winning. Of course not everyone will share that sentiment.
However ultimately it should be a moot issue, right . . .? After all, as bodybuilders we are presumed to be a picture of health – the "Gold Standard" so to speak. Should that be our reward?
While I believe that – for the most part – bodybuilders are probably healthier than the average person. But bodybuilding competitors who have literally died backstage as Dave mentioned are the exception to that rule.
It's like I've always said: its not the supplement that causes the problem, its the user; An idiot could screw up a bologna sandwich.
There are rotten apples in ever industry, bodybuilding is no different.