Archives for December2013

‘American Gladiators’ star Nitro hospitalized for Heart Attack, steroids a factor?

Ex-American Gladiators star Nitro was taken to the hospital for a heart attack last Wednesday.

American Gladiators

The former game show fighter said he thinks steroids were the main cause. Nitro, whose real name is Dan Clark, was admitted to the hospital after he experienced intense chest pains and numbness in his left arm while working out.… Continue Reading...

Frank Thomas’ long, strong stance against steroids in baseball

When discussing Frank Thomas’ career in the context of an era altered (or tainted) by the usage of performance-enhancing drugs, the result of drug tests are only a start.

Thomas didn’t fail any such tests, but when looking at vote counts of other Hall of Fame candidates, the only tangible proof is merely the opening salvo in a more demanding defense.… Continue Reading...

Mass Destruction: FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product

Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains potentially harmful synthetic steroids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth. The product is labeled to contain at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has been linked to at least one reported serious illness.… Continue Reading...

What causes low testosterone?

Instead of always hammering yourself with supplements, why doesn’t anyone look into what actually causes low testosterone?

I’m putting the finishing touches on a presentation for some medical doctors about natural testosterone boosting.

Bottom line: While you may present with the symptoms of LOW testosterone such as a lack of muscle gain, increased belly fat, low sex drive and just an overall terrible mood, you DO NOT have low testosterone.

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Spike in liver damage is attributed to dietary supplements

When Christopher Herrera, 17, walked into the emergency room at Texas Children’s Hospital one morning last year, his chest, face and eyes were bright yellow — “almost highlighter yellow,” recalled Dr. Shreena S. Patel, the pediatric resident who treated him.

About 55,000 dietary supplements, largely unregulated, are sold in the United States.

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Nitro (American Gladiator) – suffers heart attack (blames steroid use)

Ex-“American Gladiators” star Nitro was hospitalized for a HEART ATTACK on Wednesday, TMZ has learned … and Nitro tells us he thinks STEROIDS played a factor.

Dan Clark says he experienced intense chest pains while working out at an L.A. gym that night … and then his left arm went numb.… Continue Reading...

Contaminated supplements – companies run by criminals

Jeffrey Bolanos in a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office mug shot. / Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Like many pills and powders sold as dietary supplements, Dr. Larry’s Tranquility pills were not what they seemed.

And neither was Dr. Larry.

The pills promised insomniacs a great night’s sleep with an all-natural blend of ingredients such as figwort root and licorice.… Continue Reading...

Endocrine Society warns of serious steroid dangers

An estimated 3 million individuals have abused performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) during their lifetime, and of these, nearly a third will develop a long-term dependence on PED agents, according to a just-released scientific statement by the Endocrine Society published online December 17 in Endocrine Reviews.

Adverse events associated with long-term PED use include an increased risk for cardiovascular disease; liver toxicity; the development of mood and psychiatric disorders; and an increased risk for early death due to suicide, homicide, and fatal accidents.… Continue Reading...

Steroid Abuse Among Bodybuilders Linked to Kidney Damage

Coaches and clinicians should consider adding kidney disease to the long list of health problems associated with anabolic steroid abuse, according to new findings presented here at Renal Week 2009: American Society of Nephrology 2009 Annual Meeting.

“We think there is a direct toxic effect between steroid abuse and kidney damage,” said Vivette D.… Continue Reading...

Body Building Drugs (steroids) Threaten Public Health

Abuse of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) isn’t just a problem of top athletes — it’s a large-scale public health problem that affects some 3 million people who use them in the U.S., according to a new scientific statement from The Endocrine Society.

The majority of users are non-athlete weightlifters who are focused on looking leaner and more muscular, according toShalender Bhasin, MD, director of the research program in men’s health at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, the lead author of the statement.… Continue Reading...