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05 September 2008

Steroids up infertility, heart risk

Study confirms harms of anabolic steroid abuse male bodybuilders who take muscle-building anabolic steroids risk sexual problems, reduced fertility and heart trouble.

Study confirms harms of anabolic steroid abuse male bodybuilders who take muscle-building anabolic steroids risk sexual problems, reduced fertility and heart trouble.

International Journal of Sports Medicine. "Our investigation peers into the world of gyms and bodybuilding, which has often been investigated, but about which it is difficult to gather information because of the conspiracy of silence surrounding the use of illegal substances," Bonetti and colleagues write.

During the study, seven of the remaining 20 bodybuilders stopped taking steroids and withdrew from the study for a variety of reasons including emotional ups and downs, depression, aggressiveness, sexual problems and family problems.


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