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Famous bodybuilder dead at 46 – advises against steroid use

 Tributes have been paid to pro bodybuilder Rich Piana amid rumours of his death

Tributes have been paid to pro bodybuilder Rich Piana amid rumours of his death

ELITE bodybuilder Rich Piana has died more than two weeks after he was placed in an induced coma – with his estranged wife paying a touching tribute to her ex.

Fellow bodybuilders and fans had spoken of their shock this morning amid previously unconfirmed reports Piana had died after collapsing from a possible overdose.… Continue Reading...

Three sent to prison for illegal steroid sales in Nebraska and Iowa

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An investigation into sales of illegal steroids in Nebraska and Iowa covered three years and took authorities from China to Omaha to Iowa, a Drug Enforcement Agency official said.

The probe resulted in federal prison sentences for Jeffrey B. Lackas of Bettendorf, Iowa; Stanley Szeto of Iowa City; and Daniel Cruz-Bonilla of Fontana, California.… Continue Reading...

Bikini model pleads guilty to possessing testosterone and drug used to build lean muscle in HORSES

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A bikini model has pleaded guilty to possessing testosterone and a powerfully dangerous horse medicine after she was caught with the drugs at Broadbeach Waters in Queensland.

Gold Coast woman Aneta Maria Siedlecka, 38, pleaded guilty to three drugs charges on Monday just moments before she was due to stand trial at the Brisbane Supreme Court.… Continue Reading...

Special ops may try to develop ‘super soldiers’ with performance-enhancing drugs

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US Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from Defense News.

While special-operations forces already have access to specialized resources, like dietitians and physical therapists, SOCOM is looking to increase their ability to tolerate pain, recover from injuries, and remain physically able in challenging environments.… Continue Reading...

Steroids see four-fold increase, data shows, fuelled by rise in muscle-conscious young men

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Got me out of there: reality TV star Spencer Matthews – brother-in-law of Pippa Middleton – was ejected from I’m A Celebrity when it emerged he had taken steroids

Steroids are the only drug in the UK to have seen a four-fold increase in the past year, official data shows, fuelled by a rise in muscle-conscious young men.… Continue Reading...

What Steroids Really Do to Your Body

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Ah steroids, the cause of so many professional athletes’ falls from grace, so many stripped Olympic medals, so many beefcakes at the gym with balloons for biceps. But behind their bad reputation, steroids are actually responsible for some pretty remarkable physical and psychological changes. And that’s what this is about: the chain reaction set into motion when a guy decides he needs that extra edge and starts injecting synthetic testosterone into his body.… Continue Reading...

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...