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Steroids Use Higher in Gay, Bisexual Boys! New Study Reveals

Anabolic steroids have been known to change the game in professional athletics, but little is known about the use of steroids for in the social context. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that gay and bisexual adolescent boys are five to six times more likely to use anabolic-androgenic steroids than heterosexual adolescent boys.
Anabolic-androgenic steroids synthetic versions of the male hormone testosterone. Steroids promote muscle growth, strength and endurance. The side effects are detrimental and include heart and liver problems, high blood pressure, acne and aggressive behavior. Teen, especially, face an intensified risk for problems that may be permanent, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Steroids are legally available only by prescription.
Researchers Aaron Blashill and Steven Safren, both associated with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School...............

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Comment by Amir Ghanouni on February 23, 2014 at 11:56am

Teenagers should steer clear of using these synthetic steroids. The fast, easy way to "bulking up" is filled with risks that could permanently disfigure them and cause serious health problems. There are other serious health risks from taking steroids. Organs and muscles can be affected adversely.


Comment by Michele Lavigne on February 21, 2014 at 5:36am

Steroids Use Higher in Gay, Bisexual Boys, 21 percent of adolescent boys who were classified as sexual minorities misused anabolic-androgenic steroids in their lives. Anabolic steroids use among teens are very dangerous.




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