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A record number of fake steroids were seized by authorities last year

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has put a number on the amount of illegal steroids seized in 2016.

Astoundingly, 673,906 doses of various drugs were confiscated by various authorities last year, a number that was down significantly on the 1.1 million seized in 2015.

But fears have been raised about the number of illegal anabolic steroids which were taken in.… 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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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...

16 Year Old Girl Suspended for Doping

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — The International Weightlifting Federation has suspended 16-year-old  for four years and banned Yuliya Kalina for two years for doping.

The federation says Popovici, Romania’s national champion in the 48-kilogram category, tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol in an out-of-competition test.

Popovici, a member of the Botosani Sporting Club, tested positive after she won the national title this year.… Continue Reading...

Children as young as 12 using steroids

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Sheffield Hallam University is launching a new scheme to target doping in sport – after research showed children as young as 12 had admitted using performance enhancing drugs.

European-wide research by universities identified a number of children who had reported use of performance enhancing substances like anabolic steroids.

The SAFE YOU project also showed at least one in 10 young adult recreational exercisers had used anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Why Men Have More Body Image Issues Than Ever

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How Hollywood ideals are messing with men’s heads, leading real-world guys to take dangerous drugs

Superheroes today are a lot more shredded than they used to be. The original Superman and Batman look almost willowy compared to our muscle-bursting modern-day versions.

That’s no coincidence. America is in the midst of a cultural shift in terms of the ideal male body image, and as the ideal man grows more muscular, men stuck in the real world with real bodies are growing less satisfied with theirs—with potentially dangerous medical consequences.

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Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Pose a Critical Health Issue

 

 

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More research is needed to address the critical health problems associated with the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids among American men, according to Harrison G. Pope, MD, MPH, writing in a new opinion paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Pope is the director of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and first author of the Viewpoint paper.… Continue Reading...

Body Image Disorders and Abuse of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Among Men

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Harrison G. Pope Jr, MD1; Jag H. Khalsa, MS, PhD2; Shalender Bhasin, MB, BS3

During the last several decades, the image of the idealized male body in many countries has shifted toward a substantially higher level of muscularity. Bodybuilding competitors, male models, and even children’s action toys (eg, “G.I.… Continue Reading...

Do people who weigh more require more protein?

 

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The response of muscle protein synthesis following whole-body resistance exercise is greater following 40 g than 20 g of ingested whey protein.

Weight training causes muscle damage, and protein is needed to stimulate the growth and repair process. Although protein consumption alone can activate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) to a certain extent, protein in combination with resistance exercise is superior.… Continue Reading...

Injecting natural oil to increase muscle mass can be harmful

These are often less costly than other synthetic compounds (Photo: AFP)

Steroid use among bodybuilders to bulk up muscles is well known. Other compounds may be used, including natural oils.

London: Gym-goers, take note! Using natural oil injections to improve muscle definition may harm your body, warn doctors including one of Indian origin who reported a serious complication experienced by an amateur bodybuilder in the UK.… Continue Reading...