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SARMs Control Act Would Strengthen DEA’s Power to Enforce Against SARMs in Dietary Supplements

New legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate would give the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) increased power to enforce against selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs. SARMs are synthetic drugs designed to mimic the effects of testosterone and are unapproved for use in dietary supplements but are sometimes found in products such as sports supplements targeting bodybuilders.… Continue Reading...

SOCIAL MEDIA AND BODY IMAGE

As social media continues to play a central role in the lives of adolescent girls and young women, its influence on body image and the perception of beauty continues to grow. Social media not only exposes young girls to certain beauty standards and cultural ideals of womanhood, but emerging research shows it may contribute to the development of eating disorders and body dysmorphia, in females as well as males.… Continue Reading...

Supplement safety for teen athletes

 

Most dietary supplement products are marketed for adults 18 and older and typically carry a warning on the label against use by those under 18. Moreover, there has been little to no reliable research done on the use of dietary supplements—especially those marketed for bodybuilding and performance enhancement—by people under the age of 18.… Continue Reading...

Steroid Abuse- Youth Is The Biggest Target

Steroid Abuse- Youth Is The Greatest Target

Steroids, otherwise called anabolic steroids, have progressively turned into a medication of abuse among teenage guys. Steroid abuse is the matter of concern. Anabolic steroids are manufactured forms of hormones like testosterone, normally created by the body.

Due to impacts, for example, the mutilated perfect self-perception and peer pressure which the media propagates, teenage guys, particularly the athletes are prone to the allurement of utilizing anabolic steroids for their muscle and building the impacts of muscles strength.… Continue Reading...

Bullying: It may be why gay and bisexual boys are using steroids at five times the rate of straight boys

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A recent study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has raised alarms about the way some gay teens are responding to bullying.
 
Researchers analyzed government surveys from 2005 to 2007 of boys whose age averaged 16, 4% of whom self-identified as gay or bisexual.… Continue Reading...

FDA issues consumer warning on sports products that contain SARMs

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer warning against supplement-like body building products that contain SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators.

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Unlabeled Ingredients in ‘Herbal’ Supplements (body-building, weight-loss products) Causes Liver Injury

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WASHINGTON — Herbal products and supplements are frequently mislabeled and may contain unlisted ingredients that are harmful to the liver, researchers said here.

Of 272 herbal dietary supplements analyzed, 51% had inaccurate labels in which some or all of the listed ingredients were not detected in the product, Victor Navarro, MD, of the department of transplantation at the Einstein Healthcare Network, in Philadelphia, and colleagues found.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks cost new father part of his skull, wife claims

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A woman is claiming that her husband’s habit of “excessive energy drink consumption” caused him to suffer the brain hemorrhage that ultimately cost him part of his skull.

Brianna, who did not reveal her last name, wrote on Facebook that her husband Austin started consuming the energy drinks “when he started working longer hours and commuting,” AOL reports.… Continue Reading...

Youth and Steroids: Social Media is a huge influence on how young people should look

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Is there such thing as a ‘perfect body’? From referencing Barbie Dolls for the females; to looking like Batman or Wolverine for the males, the epidemic of mankind obsessing over body image, arguing over what is most ideal in this lifetime, has taken an unrealistic shift in today’s society – and Malaysians are not spared from it.… Continue Reading...

Steroids: It’s illegal to use anabolic steroids, but I see some steroid-like ingredients, and some are advertised as “legal steroids.” How do I know if they’re safe to take?

The chemical formulas for steroids and steroid-like substances are complex and often very difficult to distinguish without in-depth laboratory analysis. Anabolic steroids—compounds “designed” to behave like testosterone—and supplemental testosterone products are classified as “controlled substances” and are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

If a specific steroid is on the U.S.… Continue Reading...