Hoot’s Corner

Australia: Steroid seizures and arrests soar to record highs

Two new reports reveal that Australia is catching fewer steroid shipments at our borders – yet the numbers of national steroid seizures and arrests have risen to record highs.

The latest Australian Crime Commission report on organised crime in Australia, released on Wednesday, suggested the decline in what we’re stopping at our borders may be due to more steroids being made locally, as well as their availability over the internet.… Continue Reading...

Study: Steroid users have twice the risk for cardiovascular events & premature death

Highlights

  • This is a nation wide population study
  • We examine cardiac events and general mortality in anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) users
  • Our results suggest that use of anabolic steroids is an independent risk factor for cardiac disease

Abstract

Background

Non-therapeutic use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been associated with various adverse effects; one of the most serious being direct cardiovascular effects with unknown long-term consequences.

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Top 10 Energy Drink Dangers

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The dangers of energy drinks are getting a lot of press because of the sheer volume of energy stimulating products in the marketplace and the ease of access to these by minors.

While most energy drinks don’t have as much caffeine as a Starbucks’ coffee, they are heavily sweetened and easy to drink, which appeals more to the younger demographic.… Continue Reading...

Kids dying on the field from heart attacks. Could it be caused by energy drinks?

High amounts of sugar and caffeine can aggravate underlying heart issues, causing fatal arrhythmias

Too many adolescents and young adults, energy drinks have become essential for getting through the day. But they carry a serious risk of sudden death, a new study finds.

An international research team, led by Dr. Fabian Sanchis-Gomar of Madrid, Spain, has concluded that energy drinks are the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young, healthy individuals.… Continue Reading...

How Anabolic Steroids Make You Stronger — And How They Destroy You

The quick and dirty route to gaining strength is to take some kind of anabolic steroid. These drugs actually trick the body into building up muscle mass and endurance – but they can also age you far beyond your years.

Anabolic steroids work because they masquerade as one of the body’s basic hormones: testosterone.… Continue Reading...

Motocross: Doping is becoming pervasive in this sport, too?

The tie between motocross and cycling has never been closer, and it seems we’re starting to see both the good and bad influences from the other two-wheeled sport. It’s no secret cycling has been haunted by doping issues for decades, but the fevered pursuit of agencies USADA and WADA have proven effective against even the most accomplished riders in the peloton.… Continue Reading...

John and Romario: Inside the Underground Market Where Bodybuilders Find Dangerous, Illegal Steroids

John* used to weigh 172 pounds. Not the svelte, toned 172 of an athlete, the 172 he wanted, but the kind that comes after shedding 100 pounds from a 6-foot-1 frame. Now he looked sickly, worse than he had at 282 pounds.

He’d hoped that losing the weight would reveal a physique that was sculpted and muscular.… Continue Reading...

Boxing: Why Kid Galahad should be fighting a lifetime drugs ban

A penalty of two years off is just not good enough – the use of steroids in sport is cheating, but in boxing it can have fatal consequences

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Sorry Kid: Galahad is fighting a two-year ban for steroid abuse

By Barry McGuigan:

So Kid Galahad is to fight his two-year ban for testing positive for steroids.

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What if steroids were legal?

By:  Jim Evans

The term “choice” is casually bantered around among natural bodybuilders as though the only thing that matters is that THEY choose to compete without the use of anabolic steroids or other performance enhancing drugs and what anyone else does is irrelevant to them. After all, it’s just a personal choice, and it’s no skin off their nose what someone else does.… Continue Reading...

Australia: Surge in men using steroids

Western Australia’s illicit drug needle exchange has had a surge in young men injecting steroids just to get “the tight white T-shirt look”.

The WA Substance Users Association says its needle exchange once rarely saw people using performance and image-enhancing drugs, known as PIEDs, but they now made up one-fifth of its 10,000 services a year.… Continue Reading...