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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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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...

Expert cites urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue

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The use of image and performance enhancing drugs – in particular steroids – is a growing area of concern globally

The use of these drugs has traditionally been limited to elite athletes and professional bodybuilders. But now their use is becoming normalised as part of a fitness and beauty regime for people who want to gain muscle, become leaner, and improve their appearance.… 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...

TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

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TONY WATSON JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

Pirates Closer Joins 39 Others in Helping to Educate Young People  About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

McKinney, Texas (Monday, May 8, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Tony Watson of the Pittsburgh Pirates has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

Performance Enhancing Drugs Now a Public Health Problem

 – It’s not just pro athletes any more

WASHINGTON — A dozen years ago, Congress held widely-publicized hearings to lambaste Major League Baseball stars for using steroids and similar performance-enhancing substances, which were filtering down to youth sports in part because of their role modeling.

Down the street here Thursday afternoon, providers and advocates conveyed a different message about these substances.… Continue Reading...

What makes PEDs unbearable to consider for Cubs’ Jake Arrieta

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Jake Arrieta might be the Cubs’ most tested player under baseball’s “random” testing program for performance enhancing drugs,  enough that the muscular power pitcher might be able to make a case he’s being profiled.

“I was tested a couple weeks ago. I have one today,” he said Tuesday before the Cubs rallied to beat the Brewers 9-7 and snap a four-game losing streak.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...

CHRIS OWINGS JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

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CHRIS OWINGS JOINS TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY BOARD OF MAJOR-LEAGUE PLAYERS

D-backs Inielder Joins 37 Others in Helping to Educate Young People About the Dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

 

McKinney, Texas (Monday, April 24, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Chris Owings of the Arizona Diamondbacks has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

9 ways anabolic steroids are harmful to your body

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A few months ago, we all saw a popular actor’s much-publicised ‘transformation’ video. At the beginning of the video, we see the pudgy and out-of-shape actor, who gained 28 kg for a role, transform into a bulky and fit form in a matter of six months. It was an incredible feat, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t amazed!… Continue Reading...