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Sailor’s Energy Drink Withdrawal Highlights Navy’s Workload Problems

A selection of energy drinks located at the Navy Exchange in Bahrain.Energy drink abuse has long been reported as a problem within the services, particularly in combat zones.

MANAMA, Bahrain — Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began to sweat profusely.

As he was overtaken by body tremors, he could barely muster enough energy to crawl out of his bed.… Continue Reading...

Getting in Shape: The Step-Up Exercise

The step-up is a basic exercise that sometimes gets pushed to the back of the repertoire, especially when a coach has accessibility to modern equipment and a state-of-the-art facility. Many minor league teams, however, do not have access to a lot of equipment or large training facilities at home or on the road.… Continue Reading...

What are anabolic steroids and how do they affect men?

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IF YOU’VE SPENT at least 10 minutes in a hardcore gym or ever skimmed the headlines of the local sports page, you’re probably aware that anabolic steroids have a reputation for giving athletes a (completely jacked) leg up over their peers. 

But how much of an advantage do anabolic steroids really offer?… Continue Reading...

Why wrestlers die so young

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This month, wrestlers Chyna and Balls Mahoney both died before the age of 50. They are hardly the first wrestlers to die young.

Last year, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died suddenly at 61 of a heart attack, the WWE addressed the trend, blaming the departed wrestlers’ lifestyles: “Unfortunately, some past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring.”
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18 Health Benefits of Fish Oil, According to Science

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by Jen Miller

Many people speak highly of the benefits of fish oil supplementation. Fish oil contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids – the good fats that are necessary to help your body function properly.

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency has ranked among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.… Continue Reading...

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...