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Performance enhancing drugs: a quiet epidemic

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Dick Butkus, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears, lives in Malibu, Calif., where he raises money to fight steroid abuse in high schools.

For weeks news of Allonzo Trier’s run-in with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) dominated the collegiate sports headlines and occupied commentators around the country.

From college basketball to the Tour de France, PEDs pop up no matter what sport you follow.  … Continue Reading...

9 ways anabolic steroids are harmful to your body

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A few months ago, we all saw a popular actor’s much-publicised ‘transformation’ video. At the beginning of the video, we see the pudgy and out-of-shape actor, who gained 28 kg for a role, transform into a bulky and fit form in a matter of six months. It was an incredible feat, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t amazed!… Continue Reading...

Urgent recall issued of weight-loss drug containing a banned substance

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Labri’s Body Health Atomic was recalled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Thursday because the weight-loss drug contains a banned substance.

The e-mail announcing the recall contained the alert “URGENT” so rare, it’s not even used for E. Coli outbreaks.

Labri’s Body Health Atomic, a product of Envy Me and sold nationwide via the Internet, contains Sibutramine.… Continue Reading...

Spiralling anabolic steroid use leaves UK facing health timebomb

Anabolic steroid use in on the rise

Britain is experiencing an epidemic of anabolic steroid use among image-obsessed young men, according to experts, who warn the country faces a health timebomb from a problem which is significantly underrepresented in official statistics.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that just under 60,000 people a year take the drugs, which mimic the effects of testosterone and boost muscle growth.… Continue Reading...

More middle-aged men taking steroids to look younger

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As men get older their testosterone levels drop, which can sometimes lead to a reduced sex drive, weight gain and muscle reduction.

Growing numbers of middle-aged men are turning to anabolic steroids to make themselves look and feel more youthful and boost their sexual performance, experts say.

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How America’s Flawed Supplement Law Creates the Mirage of Weight Loss Cures

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, “America’s Doctor,” recently testified before Congress on why he was promoting supplements containing Garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones, green coffee extract and other unproven ingredients as weight loss miracles.  He acknowledged that “sometimes they don’t have the scientific muster to pass as fact”. 1 In fact, there is no legal over-the-counter botanical supplement that has demonstrated clinical efficacy as a diet pill.… Continue Reading...

Dangerous steroid userage among men over 50 has doubled in 5 years

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Middle-aged men are increasingly taking potentially dangerous anabolic steroids in a bid to remain youthful, according to a report by The Guardian newspaper. Experts told the newspaper that men were taking the drugs in a similar way to menopausal women receive hormone replacement therapy.

While use of the drugs can help combat weight gain and a lower libido, associated with ageing, misuse can result in moderate to severe side effects.… Continue Reading...

STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

LET’S TALK ABOUT STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

As gay men, no matter how far we come or how good we look, we never seem to be satisfied.

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Straight talk on PEDs at Bryant Univ.

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Speakers from the Taylor Hooton Foundation warned student athletes about the perils of a wide range of performance boosters, from steroids to easily available energy drinks and over-the-counter supplements.

SMITHFIELD – The day he first spoke about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, Don Hooton Sr. didn’t know this would become his calling.… Continue Reading...

23 yr. old steroid user has hip replaced

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23-year-old has to undergo total hip replacement surgery after taking steroid powder given by friend at gym

Six packs and great biceps sure might be in vogue now, but using steroids to pump up your muscles might just be shooting from the hip, with severe consequences. A 23-year-old city student had to undergo a total hip replacement surgery after his bodybuilding efforts went awry.… Continue Reading...