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The Deadly Side Effect Of Steroids Won’t Notice Until Years Later

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L. Heart of a normal adult R. Heart of a steroid user

Some consequences can persist even after you stop taking them​

Anabolic steroids—synthetic variations of the muscle-building hormone testosterone—won’t just shrink your balls, give you zits, or grow you some breasts: They might hurt your heart, too, new research from the journal Circulation reports.In the study, researchers recruited male weightlifters ages 34 to 54 who could currently, or in the past, bench press 275 pounds for at least one rep.
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Steroids warning: Chronic use ‘may fatally damage the heart’

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BODYBUILDERS who abuse steroids risk fatally damaging their heart, warns new research.

Long-term anabolic steroid use may reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to the study.

And the research, published in the journal Circulation, also shows that long-term use of steroids damages the heart muscle’s ability to relax and may cause atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
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FDA: Testosterone and Other Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS): Risks Assoc. With Abuse and Dependence

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AUDIENCE: Patient, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

ISSUE: FDA approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products, adding a new Warning and updating the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS. 

The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 placed AAS, including testosterone, in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.… Continue Reading...

16-year-old boy dies from caffeine overdose

In this undated family photo, Davis Cripe, 16, is shown with his dad Sean. According to a coroner, Cripe died April 26, 2017 from “caffeine-induced cardiac event, with probable arrhythmia.

A 16-year-old boy died from a caffeine overdose after drinking caffeine-laden soft drinks, coffee and an energy drink, a South Carolina coroner said Monday.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilder developed heart disease after taking anabolic steroids

Severe narrowing of the coronary arteries is one of the known public health risks associated with taking steroids. Photograph: Getty

The family of a man who developed heart disease from anabolic steroids he used for bodybuilding say they hope his death will serve as a warning to others.

Stuart Lakes (38) of Emerald Square in Dublin 8 was found dead in his bedroom on December 8th, 2015. Speaking after the inquest, his uncle John Gavin warned other bodybuilders of the dangers that anabolic steroids can pose.… 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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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

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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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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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