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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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Energy drinks: cause many sudden cardiac deaths in young people

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To 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...

Army warns of new threat: Energy drinks

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(CNN)The US military is warning against the danger of troops over consuming energy drinks, saying it could do “some serious harm to your body.”

A post on the pentagon’s official science blog this week details the health risks involved, citing a report that found soldiers in the field were more likely to fall asleep on duty if they consumed multiple beverages a day.… Continue Reading...

The Science Behind Why You Should Stop Chugging So Many Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks

We’ve all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day. At first glance, it seems like a great idea: chug it down and get reinvigorated. But, if you go beyond wanting simply to stay alert and you begin to overindulge, you could wind up doing some serious harm to your body.… Continue Reading...

The dark and brutal side of performance enhancers

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Dr Carlos Morales

Dubai: The abuse of steroids and the human growth hormone (HGH) can lead to serious health problems and complications that can be irreversible and even cause death, a doctor has warned.

Dr Carlos Morales, orthopaedic surgeon and consultant at Orthosports Medical Centre, said anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is a treatment reserved in most cases for patients who have a production deficiency.

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Former East German athletes with doping history warn Russians ‘it’s not worth it’

Athletes who used performance-enhancing drugs in their glory years are warning Russian athletes, and others around the world, the price of doping is just too high.

Former East German sportspeople have spoken to Foreign Correspondent about their doping past.

Almost three decades after the end of the East German regime, they say their physical and mental health has been severely damaged by years of taking performance-enhancing drugs, in particular the anabolic steroid Oral-Turinabol.… Continue Reading...

Fifth bodybuilder dies from steroids (?) in 4 months

Fifth bodybuilder dies in 4 months

GUJRANWALA – The Pakistani bodybuilders continue to die due to the use of steroids and the latest indecent happened in Gujranwala where 25-year-old Irfan Butt was the fourth one who lost his life.

Irfan lost his life due to allegedly use of steroids while death toll raised to five for using of steroids during the last four months.… Continue Reading...

Steroids and sport: how the controversial drugs pose the biggest threat to the Olympics

Usain Bolt leads in the Men's 100m Round 1 Heats of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012. Image:Ian Walton/Getty Images

The approaching Olympic Games in Rio will intensify the debate surrounding steroids.

The fast-approaching Olympic Games commencing in Rio this August has already received its fair share of controversy. An outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil has brought the whole event into contention, with calls being made for the games to be moved due to potential global health threats.… Continue Reading...

Did Kimbo Slice’s death result from his use of anabolic steroids?

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Mixed martial artist and UFC fighter Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42, multiple sources have confirmed.

Slice, who was born in the Bahamas as Kevin Ferguson and rose to fame through street fighting videos on YouTube, was hospitalized in Coral Springs, Florida on Monday for undisclosed reasons.… Continue Reading...

Use of anabolic steroids can increase heart problems

Research has already shown that taking anabolic steroids is associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of developing heart conditions such as left ventricular hypertrophy.

Now research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and being presented on 6th June at this year’s British Cardiovascular Society conference, has shown that for some people misusing steroids can be particularly dangerous.… Continue Reading...