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Rugby player handed a 4-year sentence for doping

Lee Mapals

Lee Mapals

Hunslet Hawks winger Lee Mapals has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for the use of anabolic steroids, the Rugby Football League has announced.

The 31-year-old, who was in his second spell with the Kingstone Press League 1 club, tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone and metabolites of the steroid oxymetholone following an out-of-competition test on June 16.… Continue Reading...

Since 2005, number hospitalized for steroids has doubled

Rising numbers of people are being hospitalised in Ireland for taking anabolic steroids.

The country’s medicine watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), has warned of the dangers of the prescription drugs. New figures from the HSE show the increasing health toll of the drugs. Anabolic steroids are male sexual hormones, and include testosterone, which builds muscle tissue.… Continue Reading...

Significant use of ‘steroids’ among Kuwaiti males: study

Dr Elham Al-Hamdan, President and Medical Director of FSRI

Dr Elham Al-Hamdan, President and Medical Director of FSRI

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: A recently published local study examining the use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid (AAS) amongst gym users in Kuwait found there to be significant use of AAS amongst Kuwaiti male gym-goers. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Men’s Health, was carried out by a research team at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) and funded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).… Continue Reading...

Abuse of Anabolic Steroids May Impair Insulin Resistance For Years After Discontinuation

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Jon Rasmussen, MD, PhD fellow
Department of Internal Medicine
Herlev Hospital, Denmark

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: Abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids has become highly prevalent among young men involved in recreational strength training. A recent meta-analysis estimated that approximately 18% of young men involved recreational strength training abuse anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Are supplements safe?

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Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are sometimes erroneously perceived as inherently healthy. And because of the way many supplements are advertised, it’s easy to overlook that improper administration can lead to adverse outcomes.

The classification of a supplement is defined in the United States Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) as a vitamin, mineral, herb or botanical, amino acid, and any concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract of these substances.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to fund own use and maintain social status

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Many bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to help fund their own use of performance and image enhancing drugs and maintain their social status in the weightlifting community, a new academic study has found.

Researchers at Birmingham City University analysed more than 60 criminal cases and interviewed dozens of people involved in the purchase and sale of performance enhancers in the Netherlands and Belgium, to identify the different types of people drawn to selling the drugs.… Continue Reading...

Para-Olympic cyclist Michael Gallagher admits taking EPO

Gallagher returned a positive A-sample result for the blood booster EPO (Erythropoietin) in an out of competition test at a July training camp in Italy.

“Although the B sample is yet to be tested, It will not change the situation. I have done the wrong thing. People deserve an explanation and I want to give it,” he said in a Facebook post.… Continue Reading...

Patriots Defensive End tests positive for banned substance, suspended four games

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WPRI) — Star quarterback Tom Brady will not be the only Patriots’ player who will miss the first four games of the season.

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich has tested positive for a banned substance, forcing him to serve a four-game suspension to open the 2016 regular season.

According to ESPN, Ninkovich said Friday that he is devastated and shocked, and would never knowingly take an illegal substance.… Continue Reading...

NHL adds meldonium to banned substances list

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The NHL has added meldonium to its list of banned substances.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the addition in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday. It was first reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

The change goes into effect for the upcoming season. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association had to agree to add meldonium to its list of prohibited substances.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilder on steroids fell to his death

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A man who took steroids to build up his muscles died after he became paranoid and fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment.

Mark Clooney, 31, was taking nandrolone, an anabolic steroid popular with bodybuilders. The substance was in his system at the time of his death, a toxicology report stated.… Continue Reading...