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Teenager’s Artery Bursts Due to Steroid Use

Teenager’s Artery Bursts Due to Steroid Use

A bodybuilder that idolized a professional wrestler’s death caused by the enlargement of his heart caused by steroids and leading to an artery bursting in his chest has prompted concern about the mental states of teenagers that face body image issues

We live in a day and age where practically everybody is suffering from some kind of major body issue.… Continue Reading...

Andrej Gajdos: 19 year old steroid-user dies – “family in steroid plea after tragic teenager’s death”

 

Gym fanatic who stood 7ft 2in tall died 'after steroids swelled heart by more than 50 per cent'

The family of a fanatical teenage bodybuilder who died when a major artery burst in his chest today warned others about the dangers of steroid abuse.

Man-mountain Andrej Gajdos, 19, who was 7ft 2ins, worked out twice a day and weighed 19 stone when he died.

He started going to the gym as a shy, skinny 16-year-old, but quickly became a fitness fanatic who dreamed of becoming a world-class wrestler like The Rock.… Continue Reading...

19-year old steroid-using bodybuilder collapsed and died after heart attack

Andrej Gajdos

Andrej Gajdos

A 19-year-old fitness fanatic died within minutes after a major artery suddenly ruptured.

Andrej Gajdos, from Weston-super-Mare, collapsed outside a Tesco branch in the town on May 29.

Although members of the public and paramedics tried to revive him, an inquest at Avon Coroners’ Court heard that he died almost instantly.… Continue Reading...

Sean Cleathero: Pair jailed for supplying steroids to 28-year old gym-goer who took the deadly cocktail

Sean Cleathero

Two men have been jailed for supplying steroids to a father-of-one who died after taking a ‘fat-burning’ chemical in a lethal cocktail.

Sean Cleathero died from a heart attack in 2012, aged 28, just hours after taking Dinitrophenol (DNP) at the Apollo Gym in High Wycombe.

DNP is an industrial pesticide not suitable for human consumption but is sometimes used as a fat-burner to rapidly lose weight.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic steroids may have killed student, 24, who had a heart attack

A Plymouth student died of a heart attack which may have been triggered by the use of anabolic steroids, an inquest heard today.

Daniel Murray was found dead at a property in Ermington Terrace, Mutley, at about 7.15pm on Friday, February 6.

The 24-year-old, an adult nursing student at Plymouth University who previously attended Devonport High School for Boys, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.… Continue Reading...

Could steroids be at the root of many youth athletes’ heart attacks?

Daniel Murray, 24

A Plymouth student died of a heart attack which may have been triggered by the use of anabolic steroids, an inquest heard today.

Daniel Murray was found dead at a property in Ermington Terrace, Mutley, at about 7.15pm on Friday, February 6.

The 24-year-old, an adult nursing student at Plymouth University who previously attended Devonport High School for Boys, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.… Continue Reading...

Warning: bodybuilders who take blackmarket steroids are risking their lives

MEDICAL chief reveals concerns over young men who use drugs and unlicensed hormones in their quest to get the perfect physique.

SCOTLAND’S top doctor has warned young men are risking their lives by using powerful anabolic steroids as they try to bulk up their­ bodies.

Dr Catherine Calderwood spoke of her concern as experts revealed a growing generation of image-obsessed men are turning to the ­controversial drugs and unlicensed hormones.… Continue Reading...

Former champion bodybuilder ‘Mr Big’ Justin Rys dies at 38 years old

Justin Rys in his heyday, competing in a bodybuilding competition at 1999, the same year he won the Mr New Zealand title.

Justin Rys in his heyday, competing in a bodybuilding competition at 1999, the same year he won the Mr New Zealand title

Former New Zealand champion body builder Justin Rys lived fast, got clean, but still died young.

Justin Rys, 38, of Waikanae, died peacefully at home on Thursday afternoon, fiancee Ashley West said.… Continue Reading...

Study: Steroid users have twice the risk for cardiovascular events & premature death

Highlights

  • This is a nation wide population study
  • We examine cardiac events and general mortality in anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) users
  • Our results suggest that use of anabolic steroids is an independent risk factor for cardiac disease

Abstract

Background

Non-therapeutic use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been associated with various adverse effects; one of the most serious being direct cardiovascular effects with unknown long-term consequences.

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Top 10 Energy Drink Dangers

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The dangers of energy drinks are getting a lot of press because of the sheer volume of energy stimulating products in the marketplace and the ease of access to these by minors.

While most energy drinks don’t have as much caffeine as a Starbucks’ coffee, they are heavily sweetened and easy to drink, which appeals more to the younger demographic.… Continue Reading...