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Many body-conscious teens use supplements to improve physique

...dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), growth hormone, and anabolic steroids. "The Internet is full of sites where these substances can be purchased, and many are advertised in popular health and fitness magazines with covers like "Great abs in 5 minutes a day,'" says Dr. Alison Field, an epidemiologist in the Divis...

Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns

...HGH is not a Schedule III drug, like, for example, anabolic steroids, Congress specifically authorized the Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate offenses related to HGH distribution. "Hopefully our paper will raise awareness of the legal issues surrounding the improper distribution, marketing, and provision ...

New study finds anabolic steroids may be addictive

...gy's (ACNP) annual conference. "Most people use anabolic steroids to enhance their physical performance, bu...difficult to determine the addictive properties of anabolic steroids in humans. Our goal was to create an experimental model of addiction where athletic perform...

Anabolic steroid use increases heart attack risk and causes liver damage

... according to a study that measured the effects of anabolic steroids on men with HIV wasting disease. The results have implications for athletes who take anabolic steroids to enhance performance, says principal investigator Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD, chief of the me...

Animal models show that anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

...ists conclude that the aggressiveness triggered by anabolic steroids, although reversible, may last long enoug... result, Melloni and his colleagues speculate that anabolic steroids can dramatically shorten teenage fuses (not known for length under the best of circumstance...

Teens' herbal product use associated with illicit substance use

...caine and almost 15 times more likely to have used anabolic steroids than teens who have never used herbal products, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study to be published March 23 in the Journal of Adolescent Health. More than a quarter of the Monroe County high school students in the sa...

NFL team physicians to host conference on football injury prevention and conditioning

...layers' health. What's the NFL's current policy on anabolic agents and supplements? Do certain helmet designs reduce concussion rates? What can team physicians do to prevent heatstroke and sudden cardiac death on the field? How do players train differently in-season vs. off-season? These and other topics ...

New osteoporosis medication not cost-effective compared with older, cheaper drug

... in a new class of osteoporosis medications called anabolic agents, which stimulate new bone growth by increas...predict pricing for any drug, Liu noted that other anabolic agents for osteoporosis are being developed, which could be introduced at lower prices than teripara...

Drug banned by sports may be good for oldies

A world-first pilot study suggests that anabolic steroids, best known for doping in sports, may in fact help older people recover better after joint replacement surgery. Associate Professor Erik Hohmann hopes to extend the initial pilot into a larger study after finding benefits for recuperating p...

UT Southwestern allergist offers coping strategies for relief from summer allergens

...ally safe and effective. These are not the same as anabolic steroids that athletes sometimes abuse and for which some school systems now test. Antihistamines, decongestants and corticosteroids, however, do no more than depress symptoms. "Although you'll be reducing the effect of the allergic reaction, you'll ...

Steroid abuse harms gingival tissues

Chicago Researchers found that prolonged use of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) is closely associated with significant levels of gingival enlargement, according to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Gingival overgrowth is a condition in which the gingival tissues become swollen an...

Wear and tear of stress: the psychoneurobiology of aging

...e review, certain diseases start to occur when the anabolic hormone levels start to decrease when the tissue ...s as one gets older. This imbalance between the anabolic and catabolic hormones is likely to be responsible for many of the psychiatric and medical diseases ...

Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes

...he questionnaire asked about sports participation, anabolic steroid and drug use, and other illegal or unhealt... percent of participants reported prior or ongoing anabolic steroid use. In addition to greater substance use, young female steroid users were more likely to...

Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use

...7 percent of ninth-grade girls reported ever using anabolic steroids, according to background information in t...ence University, Portland, and colleagues assessed anabolic steroid use among teen girls using a nationally representative sample of U.S. high schools completed...

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