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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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Indiana asst. football coach arrested for smuggling steroids

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Ryan Grace – High School Football Coach

Ryan Grace gained respect as an assistant coach for Charlestown High in Indiana. All the goodwill he built came crashing down Wednesday when he was arrested for possession of steroids which he allegedly smuggled in from across the globe.

As reported by Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB, Grace was arrested as part of an illegal drug roundup campaign in Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana called “Operation Icebreaker.” After he was seen picking up an illegal package at the post office in Jeffersonville, Ind., authorities gained a search warrant for his house.… 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...

Ex-Steelers team doctor convicted of steroids trafficking

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A federal jury in Pittsburgh convicted a former Steelers team doctor Tuesday on charges of trafficking in anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and painkillers.

“While a physician, (Dr. Richard A.) Rydze used his prescribing pad in place of his ATM card, doling out steroids to enrich himself and flooding the community with dangerous painkillers,” said David A.… Continue Reading...

DEA agents storm Iron Addicts Gym in Miami

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Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility.

Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business.

Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym.… Continue Reading...

A record number of fake steroids were seized by authorities last year

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The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has put a number on the amount of illegal steroids seized in 2016.

Astoundingly, 673,906 doses of various drugs were confiscated by various authorities last year, a number that was down significantly on the 1.1 million seized in 2015.

But fears have been raised about the number of illegal anabolic steroids which were taken in.… Continue Reading...

Young athletes are habitual dope offenders

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Even as the sports ministry’s task force begins the exercise to spot potential medal winners for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games, they better keep a watch on the National Anti Doping Agency’s (NADA) January newsletter, which reveals that more athletes at the grassroots are taking shortcut to fame.

At least three dope cheats named in the newsletter — and facing provisional suspension — are from schools and colleges.… Continue Reading...

Lance Armstrong might have to pay $100 million in damages for using performance-enhancing drugs

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go on trial for a case dating back to 2010  for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling days, which saw him win the Tour de France seven times from 1999 to 2005. While Armstrong has been stripped of all his Tour de France titles, he may also have to pay $100 million in damages to the U.S Postal Service who sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team from 2000 to 2004.… Continue Reading...

Univ of Nebraska – Lincoln accused of selling/using steroids

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor is in jail on suspicion of buying and selling steroids.

Investigators got a complaint in August that Jeffrey McCray, 43, of 1830 N. 58th St., was using and selling anabolic steroids for bodybuilding competitions, according to a probable cause affidavit for his arrest.

McCray is an associate professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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Why Men Have More Body Image Issues Than Ever

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How Hollywood ideals are messing with men’s heads, leading real-world guys to take dangerous drugs

Superheroes today are a lot more shredded than they used to be. The original Superman and Batman look almost willowy compared to our muscle-bursting modern-day versions.

That’s no coincidence. America is in the midst of a cultural shift in terms of the ideal male body image, and as the ideal man grows more muscular, men stuck in the real world with real bodies are growing less satisfied with theirs—with potentially dangerous medical consequences.

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