Archives for February2014

Serious Side Effects Linked to Testosterone Therapy

by:  Eric T. Chaffin

Serious side effects have been linked to testosterone therapy treatment.  Two recent studies, including one in PLOS One, found men aged 65 and older had twice the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or death after taking a testosterone therapy prescription for 90 days.  That risk declined after patients stopped using the testosterone treatment.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic steroids are an addictive drug

Mens Journal

Anabolic steroids, which are synthetic variations of testosterone, are legally prescribed to treat side effects of low testosterone and to help build muscle mass in men battling serious diseases like cancer and AIDS. But they are often used and abused by otherwise healthy guys who just want to bulk up.… Continue Reading...

Young men dying from heart disease linked to steroid use

Men in their late 20s and early 30s who abuse steroids are dying from serious heart disease, a NSW study has revealed.

But researchers say increasing numbers of steroid users in Australia are oblivious to the severe health risks linked to performance-enhancing drugs, including cardiovascular disease, reproductive failure, liver damage and high levels of aggression.… Continue Reading...

MMA issues exortibant number of TRT exemptions

Is the MMA providing fighters permission to use steroids?

Vitor Belfort was 33 years old when an Ultimate Fighting Championship doctor in Las Vegas — whose name has faded from his memory — diagnosed low testosterone as the cause for his feeling “tired and lethargic.” The fix for the two-time champion was a testosterone-replacement therapy regimen that continues to this day.… Continue Reading...

How will anti-doping regulations protect athletes against the long-term effects of steroid use?

by:  Andrew MacDonald

New research published in the Journal of Physiology, suggests athletes using steroids for only a short period could gain an unfair advantage over ‘clean’ competitors for up to 10 years.

How will anti-doping regulations protect athletes against the long-term effects of steroid use?

This brings sharply into focus the issue of doping in sport and the sanctions to be applied in circumstances where sports-people cheat the system.

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Men in their late 20s and early 30s who abuse steroids are dying from serious heart disease

MEN in their late 20s and early 30s who abuse steroids are dying from serious heart disease, a NSW study has revealed.

But researchers say increasing numbers of steroid users in Australia are oblivious to the severe health risks linked to performing-enhancing drugs, including cardiovascular disease, reproductive failure, liver damage and high levels of aggression.… Continue Reading...

Why bodybuilding steroids are bad for your health

There is no shortcut to success – you might have heard on several occasions. And, with so many of our actors bulking up to get incredibly ripped bodies , success for some young men equates to having a body similar to them. While this is not a negative aspiration as being fit as a fiddle is really good for your health and life in general, using steroids to get there is definitely a dangerous trend.… Continue Reading...

Law Enforcement Officer Charged with Selling Steroids

A correctional officer at New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin has been charged with selling illicit steroids from his home.

Victor Lee Billings, 38, of Hillsville appeared in U.S. District Court in Roanoke last week and was released on an unsecured bond. Billings is charged with selling anabolic steroids to a Virginia State Police informant, and with being armed with a pistol while selling, on two dates in October 2013, the U.S.… Continue Reading...

Ex-rugby player handed 8-year record ban (steroids)

A Welsh rugby player has been handed a record eight-year ban for possessing and trafficking steroids.

Dean Colclough, 34, who was a hooker with Swansea RFC, was still registered as a player with Morriston RFC when he committed the offences.

He was however cleared of another offence of supplying steroids to Sam Chalmers, the 19-year-old son of former Scotland and British Lions fly-half Craig, who was banned for two years testing positive for two anabolic steroids at a Scotland Under-20 training session in May.… Continue Reading...

Testimonies From Youth Athletes On PEDs

by:  Gregory John “G.J.” Vitale

* Some previous users and witnesses of steroid use were sourced only with first names because they are either still active or pursuing careers in athletics and their association with this article could implicate them moving forward.

Eight years ago at my high school, I saw performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) for the first time.… Continue Reading...