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Impact of Anabolic Steroid Use on Heart Structure and Function in Weightlifters

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A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 is shedding light on the risks of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use on heart function.

The study, which examined use of AAS in 100 male weightlifters, is providing further evidence found that AAS-using weight lifters had a thicker heart muscle and left ventricular posterior wall while also reducing its ability to function.… Continue Reading...

Harmful effects of energy drinks – it’s not the caffeine

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study.

There are more than 500 energy drink products on the market, and their increased popularity is matched by a significant rise in energy drink-associated emergency department visits and deaths.… Continue Reading...

Another Tragedy Resulting from Energy Drinks

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Dakota is OK now, but I just wanted to warn parents about energy drinks.

Dakota (age 15) had a Bang today for the first time. His dad and I were in St. Joe, and Dakota called us saying that he didn’t feel right. He was dizzy, shaky, sweaty, had trouble walking, and felt like his heart was beating really hard.… Continue Reading...

Dallas lab owners admit to multi-million-dollar scheme to fraudulently sell dietary supplements

USP Labs’ sales pitch got customers’ attention: The Dallas company sold products developed by “the world’s top pharmacists & scientists;” dietary supplements that were derived from natural ingredients like geraniums.

But they were in fact dangerous synthetic stimulants made in Chinese chemical factories, according to prosecutors. Nevertheless, the company’s executives marketed their products as safe, even though in private they talked about the dangers.

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Energy Drinks Claim Another Life

‘He was holding his 11-month-old daughter. Suddenly, he went stiff, making a gurgling sound. ‘Has Buddy ever had a seizure? HE JUST STOPPED BREATHING!’

“A normal Sunday turned out to be the worst day of our lives. My healthy 31-year-old son Bruce (Buddy) Lowe was enjoying his first weekend off work in 7 weeks with his family.… Continue Reading...

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

John P. Higgins 1,*, Santi Yarlagadda 2,† and Benjamin Yang 3,†
1 Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, LBJ General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, UT Annex-Room 104, Houston, TX 77026-1967, USA 2 Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Santi.Yarlagadda@uth.tmc.edu 3 Division of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Benjamin.Yang@uth.tmc.edu
† These authors contributed equally to this work.… Continue Reading...

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...

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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10 Things To Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

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Nearly 12 percent of children (about one in nine) in the United States use a complementary health approach, such as dietary or herbal supplements. Some teens use products advertised as dietary supplements for weight loss or bodybuilding. Increasingly, products sold as dietary supplements, particularly for weight loss and bodybuilding, contain ingredients that could be harmful, including prescription drug ingredients and controlled substances.… Continue Reading...